Changes: 1 April

Stay safe and living with COVID


From 24 February, all remaining legal requirements ended. From 1 April universal access to free testing ended, for more information see changes to COVID-19 testing in England from 1 April.


The government has moved to asking the public to take personal responsibility for living with COVID in England.


Vaccination remains our best defence against COVID-19 and people are urged to get boosted now, with first and second jabs still available.


While restrictions have been removed, rates are still high so it is important we all help to reduce the risk of catching and passing on COVID. Please show the Spirit of Salford, follow safer behaviours and protect others, especially the vulnerable.


To stay safe and protect others, follow recommended guidance:


  • Wear face coverings in crowded public spaces
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Meet outside rather than inside where possible and avoided crowded places
  • Ventilate your home and open the windows in shared spaces
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell
  • Frequently clean surfaces and areas that are regularly touched 
  • Get your COVID vaccination and follow up boosters when called - the vaccine reduces the risk of serious illness and death as well reducing the spread of the virus
  • Check the arrangements at work and in the places, you visit as they may have specific infection control arrangements for the health and safety of staff and visitors

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