Reducing the spread of COVID-19

Find out how you can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and what the current advice is.

We all have a part to play in helping to keep Southwark and our communities across London and beyond safe.

COVID-19 is still with us. We still need to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.

Be aware of the current COVID-19 advice

Find out about the current COVID-19 advice.

How you can help reduce the spread of COVID-19

You can protect yourself and others if you:

  • get vaccinated
  • avoid other people if you have symptoms of respiratory infection including COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test
  • wear a face covering in crowded or enclosed places
  • wash your hands regularly or use sanitiser

Get more advice from NHS on how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms

Find out the main COVID-19 symptoms and what you should do if you have them.

Changes to COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 tests are no longer free for most people. Most people are no longer advised to get tested. Find out what you can do instead of taking a COVID-19 test and who can still get free tests. 

Page last updated: 24 May 2022

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