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The Covid-19 and flu vaccination programme provides vital protection to those eligible and their families over winter, keeping people from developing serious illnesses, and helping to minimise hospitalisations during busy winter months.

The protection offered by each dose of the Covid-19 and flu vaccine reduces over time and therefore it is very important that eligible people take up the offer of the next seasonal dose, in order to receive maximum protection.

You can learn more about Covid-19 and flu vaccines here

Local vaccinations and boosters

It is critically important that everyone who is eligible gets their vaccination and boosters to protect themselves and their families from Covid-19.

You can find details of vaccine eligibility and where to get vaccinated on the NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland website.

Covid-19 testing and test kits

Covid-19 testing is no longer free for the majority of people. You can buy lateral flow tests at some local retailers and pharmacies.

Free tests are still available to a small number of people. These include:

  • If you have a health condition which means you're eligible for COVID-19 treatments
  • If you work in healthcare or a hospice

For further information on testing, please visit the NHS website


While you’re no longer legally required to self-isolate if you have Covid-19, you should try to stay at home and away from others to avoid passing on the virus.

See more on what you should do if you have Covid-19 or symptoms of Covid-19.

Last updated: Wednesday, 18 October 2023 12:22 pm