Latest information and guidance

You are no longer legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19.

However,  if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and you have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities, you are advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

Living with COVID

Click here to read the Government's plan for 'Living with COVID'


People aged 12 or over can pre-book a booster dose appointment 2 months after their second vaccine dose. You can get your booster dose 3 months after your second vaccine dose. Book your booster vaccination appointment or find a walk-in vaccination site.

Some groups are now eligible for a fourth booster.

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In England, you can no longer get free PCR/Lateral Flow tests to check if you have COVID-19, however some groups will still be eligible for free tests in certain settings.

Click here to read more and to see if you might for the criteria for ongoing free testing.

If you do not fit into the categories listed but wish to test yourself, lateral flow tests will continue to be available to buy from pharmacies and supermarkets, including online.

Please click on the links below to find out more about:


West Lancs Together – a helpline for West Lancashire Residents who need access to support networks during coronavirus

West Lancs Together is West Lancashire Partnership's response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The free helpline from West Lancashire Borough Council is there to support anyone feeling vulnerable at this time.

Find out more here - West Lancs Together.

General Coronavirus information

To see the latest Government updates on Coronavirus, visit

The UK is currently experiencing an outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). You are advised to keep yourself up to date with information about the latest spread of the virus and health guidance issued.

West Lancashire Borough Council wants to assure local people we have policies and business continuity plans in place to deal with the pressures presented by Coronavirus. We are constantly reviewing our plans and services against the daily guidance we are receiving from the Government. 

We also continue to receive updates from Public Health England and we are in regular contact with the Lancashire Resilience Forum. The Council will share and signpost key messages and advice across our website and social media to keep local people informed and safe in the coming months.

Lancashire Local Resilience Forum has the primary responsibility for planning for and responding to any major emergency, including a pandemic, in the county.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Privacy Notice

We will handle any information provided to us in accordance with our West Lancashire Borough Council Coronavirus Privacy Notice (PDF, 412kb)