Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that can affect your lungs and airways. The latest new and updates on the COVID-19 outbreak in England are available here.

Autumn/winter 2023 COVID vaccine booster

This autumn a COVID-19 vaccine booster is being offered to:

  • anyone in a 'clinical risk group', as laid out in the government's immunisation 'Green Book'. That can include people with MS. The NHS should be in touch if that includes you. 
  • people aged 65 and over
  • care home residents
  • people who are pregnant
  • people with a weakened immune system, and any household contacts who are 12 or older
  • unpaid carers aged 16 and over
  • frontline health and social care workers

Full details are available at the following links:

Cases in the UK: daily updated statistics

Information on the latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, cases, deaths and vaccinations in the UK and in your area is available at this link.

Latest News and Information

The latest updates of COVID-19 variants identified in the UK are available from GOV.UK.

The latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic are available at the following links:

Living with COVID Plan

On the 21st February 2022 the Prime Minister announced the Government’s plans to live with and manage the virus..

The main points are:

  • Removing the legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19.
  • Stay at home if you are able to and avoid contact with other people.
  • Removing the requirement of daily testing and self-isolation following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • People in contact with someone with Covid will no longer be advised to self-isolate or take daily tests
  • Ending the Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme. If you were told to self-isolate before 24th February you can still make a claim up to 6th April.

The official guidance document “COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19” is available here.

Further information is available at:

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