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We are keeping up to date with the progress of COVID-19 vaccination:

Go to our summary information about Coronavirus vaccination in Coventry

COVID-19 rapid tests for those without COVID symptoms

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Everyone who lives, works and studies in Coventry can now collect COVID-19 home testing kits to help to keep themselves and others safe.

The tests are a simple swab of the nose and throat and give fast results. People are recommended to take two tests a week. 

There are lots of places to pick up testing kits from in Coventry:

Seven community based testing centres

Find out where Coventry’s rapid test centres are

Other places including some local pharmacies

View all on a map

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.

Current coronavirus restrictions

12 April what has changed

Restrictions are still in place for example you must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.

More businesses and venues can reopen, such as non-essential shops, outdoor areas at pubs and restaurants, hairdressers, and gyms

You can now:

  • meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households 
  • take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people 

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

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If you live alone or you’re a single parent who lives alone with your children, you can meet with 1 other household without social distancing. This is called a support bubble. Once you’re in a support bubble, you can think of yourself as being in a single household.

Read more about support bubbles

Read more about childcare bubbles

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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 during the current restrictions

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