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January 11th 2022

New rules – Lateral Flow Tests

From 11 January in England, people who receive positive lateral flow device (LFD) test results for coronavirus (COVID-19) will be required to self-isolate immediately and won’t be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.

This is a temporary measure while COVID-19 rates remain high across the UK. Whilst levels of COVID-19 are high, the vast majority of people with positive LFD results can be confident that they have COVID-19.

Lateral flow tests are taken by people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who develops 1 of the 3 main COVID-19 symptoms should stay at home and self-isolate and take a PCR test.

Further information here


Book your COVID-19 vaccination online

Every adult in the country now needs to get a Covid-19 booster vaccine. Two doses will not give you enough protection against catching Omicron and provide you with longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. 

Pop-up clinics are running at Ilford Town Hall, Sir James Hawkey Hall, King George Hospital, Fullwell Cross Medical Centre and various pharmacies. No proof of address, immigration status or NHS number is required for the pop-up clinics – just confirmation of your age.

Everyone over 12 is also now eligible to book their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination appointment by:

Vaccination booking website