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The Covid-19 vaccine reduces your chance of getting infected by almost 80% and could mean you don’t need to self-isolate in certain situations.
There now nearly 100 vaccination centres in north east London. Everyone aged 16 and over can get a vaccine and we urge anyone who has not yet had their first vaccine to get theirs.
Everyone over 16 can now book via the national booking system, call 119, or find out about local walk in services here. People aged 16-17 can walk into the vaccination centres listed here or find a local vaccination service here without an appointment (no need to book, just turn up) and get your jab now. You do not need to come with a parent/guardian.
Do you have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine? We’ve got the answers. From how safe is it, to will I get side effects, or why should I get it if I’m low risk? Simply click here.
This page provides people living (or working in NHS or social care) in north east London, guidance on national and local arrangements to test for COVID-19 if they (or one of their household) have very recently been displaying COVID-19 symptoms. It also contains links to information on the vaccine.
- Keep yourself safe, and help to keep everyone in north east London safe, by following the latest guidance.
- If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay at home (self-isolate) and get a PCR swab test. Do not wait. Apply for a PCR swab test as soon as you have symptoms.
- You can book a swab test either at a drive-through or walk-through site, or you can ask for a home test kit to be sent to your home. This borough map has information on where you can tested in north east London.
- People fully vaccinated (had both doses in the UK at least 14 days before close contact) or under 18 do not need to self-isolate after close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ll still need to take a PCR swab test and self-isolate if it’s positive, or if you have symptoms.
- Everyone without symptoms of COVID-19 can now get a free rapid test, which shows results in 30 minutes. To collect the tests, visit these locations in City of London, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Newham, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, and Havering.
- Latest advice is on the national website
- To get a test use the national testing site
If you are worried about your symptoms or not sure what to do, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service, or speak to your GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.
There is much we are still learning about Covid-19 and one thing we know for certain is that the road to recovery isn’t always straightforward. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website includes advice on recovering from Covid-19 and an animation on what to expect when recovering from Covid-19.
Find out more on advice for parents and guardians of children regarding COVID-19 testing.