Content last updated 9.20am, 3 August

Book a coronavirus test

Anyone who lives in Luton can now book a coronavirus test, even with no symptoms. To book a test, visit the NHS coronavirus test booking webpage or call 119.

Latest information on coronavirus

See latest local guidance on restrictions, social distancing and testing to help keep yourself and others safe.

Latest guidance and health advice
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Information on coronavirus - Luton Council

 
Luton’s Director of Public Health Gerry Taylor updates everyone on the latest Covid-19 situation in Luton.Watch a video message from Luton’s Director of Public Health Gerry Taylor as she updates everyone on the latest Covid-19 situation in Luton.
 

Watch Gerry Taylor’s latest video

Rates of COVID-19 have been going up in some parts of Luton and we were seeing a higher proportion of tests coming back positive.
 
Due to this, we have agreed with government to increase our testing capacity across the town. This means that anyone who lives in Luton can now book a coronavirus test at nhs.uk/coronavirus, even if you do not have symptoms.
 
Luton's Director of Public Health has also issued local guidance while we wait for the results from the additional mass testing and in order to #ProtectLuton and #ProtectYourFamily has urged all local residents to continue to:
  • keep a 2 metre distance from pe​ople from outside of your household at all times
  • continue to wash your hands regularly
  • stay at home as much as possible
  • wear a face covering in all enclosed public spaces where it is difficult to keep 2 metres apart
  • not make social visits to other people’s homes or private gardens - if meeting up with others socially, do so outside in an open space or park. This only refers to social visits, not for caring or work responsibilities.
  • not meet in large groups – groups should not exceed a max of 6 people (unless they live in the same house)

Quick links

Thank you

​​Thank you for everything you are doing. This is such a fast moving situation, and we know it can be confusing when the national restrictions and local guidance are different.

Latest guidance and health advice

Make sure you understand and follow the latest advice to protect yourselves and others.

Information for visitors to the town centre

New changes in place in the town centre to ensure it is as safe as it can be for everyone including; new signage, floor markings and hand sanitising points.

COVID-19 cases and deaths in Luton

See the latest local data relating to Covid-19 cases and deaths in Luton. This information will be updated weekly.

Service changes

Changes to bin collections, community building closures and all other service updates due to the coronavirus outbreak.

I'm self-isolating and need support

We can put you in touch with local groups, organisations and volunteers to get the supplies you need if you're self isolating.

I need financial support

Guidance on benefits, money, work and Council Tax.

Advice for businesses

Find out about grants, loans, business rates relief and guidance for keeping your staff and customers safe.

Physical and mental wellbeing

Coronavirus and its impact can create worry and stress for many people. See guidance on looking after yourself. Includes support for anyone affected by domestic abuse.

Schools and educational establishments

Information on school closures and important information about Luton’s educational establishments.

Important community information

Other important Information such as local data, advice for religious and faith groups, inter-generational households, travel advice, translated resources and other useful links.

Making a difference!

Read about the wonderful acts of kindness across our communities to support people through the Covid-19 crisis.

​Latest updates

4 August

Face coverings
From 8 August you'll be required to wear a face covering in more indoor settings such as:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • libraries
  • places of worship
Read the full list of locations of when you will need to wear one.

3 August

Watch a video message from Luton’s Director of Public Health Gerry Taylor as she updates everyone on the latest Covid-19 situation in Luton.

Watch Gerry Taylor’s latest video

31 July

COVID-19 community information update
We have added new translations of testing information and our latest guidelines are now available in more languages.

31 July

Luton’s COVID-19 intervention lifted
We have been told today that we are being removed as an area of intervention in the fight against COVID-19.

31 July

Prime Minister’s announcement
The government has today (31 July 2020) announced that changes planned nationally for 1 August have now been delayed until 15 August 2020.

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