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Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

For the latest information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak go to the UK Health Security Agency (formerly known as Public Health England) and Cumbria County Council websites. The Cumbria County Council website has the latest information regarding schools and nurseries:

The NHS website also has a symptom checker and advice what to do if you are suffering from coronavirus symptoms.

Other ways you can stay up to date with the latest information:

Latest situation in England

The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England . There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and stay at home if positive

Find out how you can help reduce the risks .

The government has also produced its Plan for Living WIth Covid.

Self-isolation advice

You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.

You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme will end. If you were told to self-isolate before 24 February you can still make a claim up to 6 April.

Vaccines and boosters

Everybody over the age of five is eligible for the free covid vaccine.

Find out more on the local NHS website.

More information and advice about coronavirus on our website