Omicron: When can I have a booster jab and how do I book one?

Booster numbers have hit record levels across the UK with more than 900,000 administered on Saturday. Researchers say having a booster dose could provide about 85% protection against severe illness from the Omicron variant. Source: BBC When can I have a booster? In England, some other medical appointments are being postponed. Across the UK, opening […]

Omicron: What are the Covid self-isolation rules now

The rules for self-isolation have changed because of the Omicron Covid variant. In some cases, there are different rules to follow depending on where you are in the UK. Source: BBC When do I have to self isolate? Across the UK you must self-isolate for 10 days if you: test positive for Covid or have Covid […]

Omicron: How do I get a lateral flow or PCR Covid test?

Double-jabbed contacts of Covid cases in England can now do daily lateral flow tests (LFTs) instead of having to self-isolate. The rules about testing after exposure to a positive Covid case now vary across the UK. Source: BBC What are the rules about testing after contact? England Fully vaccinated people who come into contact with […]

Dr Alex Bowmer | COVID-19 Booster Vaccines

Dr Alex Bowmer | COVID-19 Booster Vaccines he NHS is offering the #COVID19 booster dose to those most at risk from virus. Public health expert Dr Alex Bowmer explains more about it including: 🟡 why the COVID-19 booster is so important 🔵 who is eligible for the booster 🟡 which vaccines are being used 🔵 […]

Vaccines | Disinformation

Vaccines | Disinformation The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on ethnic minority communities. That’s why it’s so important that we get the vaccine when we’re offered it. Hundreds of scientists, thousands of volunteers and billions of pounds of funding have meant that Covid-19 vaccines have been developed quickly and safely. The Covid-19 vaccines […]

How to do a covid-19 self test (rapid antigen test)

How to do a COVID-19 Self Test (rapid antigen test) Dr Amir Khan shows you how to test yourself for coronavirus (COVID-19) using a self-test rapid antigen test kit, as well as how to read your result and report it to the NHS. Actual test kits may vary slightly from the version used here, so […]

Introduction to Rapid Lateral Flow testing

Introduction to Rapid Lateral Flow testing Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 have no symptoms and can spread the virus without knowing. Find out how the government is using Rapid lateral flow tests to break the chains of transmission.