Latest guidance and health advice
Covid-19 remains a threat to our community and we all need to remain cautious and vigilant.
While the national Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, our main priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone in Luton.
Get both doses of the vaccine when you are offered it, and encourage others to do so as well. Having the vaccine is the best defence against the virus. More information on COVID-19 vaccines.
Get a test: everyone living, working or studying in Luton is encouraged to get a twice-weekly free Covid-19 test, whether they have symptoms or not.
- Government guidance
- Stopping the spread of Covid-19
- Furlough scheme
- Information on testing, self isolation and test and trace
- Where to get medical help
- NHS covid-19 app
Follow the links below for the latest key government guidance, including:
- latest protections and guidance following lifting of restrictions on 19 July
- guidance for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable
- weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions or civil partnership celebrations
- travel restrictions
- guidance for meeting people from outside your household
- safer travel guidance for passengers for walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak
- guidance for visiting care homes during the coronavirus pandemic
- guidance for funerals during the coronavirus pandemic
Stopping the spread of Covid-19
One in three people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and will be spreading it without realising it.
The best thing we can all do to keep each other safe is:
- hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
- face – wear a face covering where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
- space – try to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with
- fresh air – when meeting people, to do so outside
- get a test, even if you don’t have symptoms
- get the Covid-19 vaccine when offered
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) has been extended until 30 September 2021.
You will no longer be able to submit claims for claim periods ending on or before 31 October 2020.
Where to get medical help
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after seven days
Only call NHS 111 if you cannot get help online.