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Current coronavirus restrictions

England has moved to Step 4. What does this mean?

  • There are no limits on how many people you can meet.
  • 1 metre plus social distancing guidance has been removed (except in certain locations such as hospitals)
  • Face coverings are no longer required by law. However, many companies are choosing to have them as a requirement e.g. West Midlands public transport services. Face coverings are still required in NHS settings.

What guidance remains in place?

  • Meet outside if it possible to do so.
  • If you do meet inside, open windows and doors.
  • Take the vaccine when you are offered it.
  • Wear a face covering in crowded public places.
  • Remember that some people are more vulnerable than others to being seriously ill.
  • Wash hands and clean surfaces regularly.

What changed from 19 July

Read more about what you can and can't do under the COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 rapid tests for those without COVID symptoms

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Everyone who lives, works and studies in Coventry can get COVID-19 home testing kits to help to keep themselves and others safe. People are recommended to take two tests a week. 

The tests are a simple swab of the nose and throat and give fast results.

Test kits can be collected from local testing centres. Or you can have a test at the centre.

Find out where Coventry’s rapid test centres are

View where you can collect home testing its from:

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If you test positive you will need to get a second test using one of the testing centres that send your sample to a lab to be analysed.

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Local COVID-19 support

Coventry City Council, local NHS organisations and voluntary organsations offer support:

Find out about local practical help

Go to emotional wellbeing support produced by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


NHS Test and Trace app

The NHS Covid-19 app

The NHS Covid-19 app helps notify users if they have come into contact with someone who tests positive for Covid-19. The app allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code and it helps the NHS trace individuals that have coronavirus.

The app does this while protecting the user’s anonymity. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where a particular user is.

Read more and download the app