Step 4 guidance

The content on this page was updated on the 17 September 2021.

You can find further information on our COVID-19 FAQs section.

Autumn and winter plan

The Government have announced and published their COVID-19 Response - Autumn and Winter Plan 2021.

Vaccinations will remain the first form of defence against COVID-19 and the ‘evergreen’ offer of getting both doses of the vaccination will remain open to everyone who is eligible.

People will also be asked to keep up with a number of key behaviours to help manage the spread whilst we continue to learn to live with the virus. These are:

  • Let fresh air in
  • Wear face coverings
  • Get tested and isolate if positive
  • Stay home when unwell
  • Wash hands
  • Utilise the NHS COVID-19 app

Part B of the plan outlines what will be taken to support and protect the NHS when necessary – this will be based on data which will monitored and reviewed regularly.

Following clinical advice, the Government has agreed to to end the requirement for shielding guidance for people previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable.

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