How can I protect myself and others against COVID-19?
The content on this page was updated on the 8 November 2021.
Protect yourself and others
Vaccinations are our first form of defence against COVID-19. It's never too late to get your first or second dose of the Covid jab.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Gloucestershire, including boosters and vaccinations for 12-15 year olds, please visit the NHS Covid portal.
There are also a number of key behaviours to prevent you catching and spreading the virus. These are:
- Regular rapid testing
- Let fresh air in
- Wear face coverings (especially in enclosed spaces, such as public transport)
- Get tested and isolate if positive
- Stay home when unwell
- Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
- Utilise the NHS COVID-19 app
Read the Government's COVID-19 Response - Autumn and Winter Plan 2021. 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.