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Covid-19 information and guidance

The National Health Service and Government websites are the best place to go for the latest national information, advice and guidance about Covid-19.

Local Vaccinations and Boosters

It is critically important that everyone gets their vaccination and boosters to protect themselves and their families from Covid-19. Pop-up vaccinations sites are organised by the local CCG and NHS branches and their website is updated daily with details of new pop-ups. These often include sites in Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston, so please check the site and get your vaccination or booster.

Vaccination and Booster rates in Oadby & Wigston

The rates of vaccination vary around the borough but Oadby North & East and South Wigston are both areas of concern in relation to low take up. To reduce the spread of Covid-19 in these areas it's really imporant more people come forward for their jabs. Check for pop-ups around the borough and please get vaccinated or boosted as soon as possible.

To see the vaccination rates in the local area - please use the Government's interactive map. As of 23 December, 2021, Oadby North & East, Oadby South & West, South Wigston and Wigston Town all have second does vaccination rates of under 76% among the population.

Testing and test kits

Health and wellbeing team giving out Covid-19 test kits

Please visit the NHS for details of how to book PCR tests or how to obtain lateral flow test kits. Home test kits are also available to pick up for free from many chemists and pharmacists.

Keep an eye out for our health and wellbeing team (pictured right) who are regularly out in Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston town centres distributing free test kits too.


For the latest rules of self-isolation if you have either tested positive or been a close contact of someone with Covid-19, please visit the NHS website.

Business Advice

Grants and financial support

Visit our grants page to find out the latest Covid-19 grant support available to local businesses. There is also lots of national guidance for businesses on things like business rates, tax relief and sick pay on the Government website.

Business Gateway Support

The Business Gateway have a webpage signposting to information and support for businesses.

Planning an event

Anyone planning an event of attraction in our communities should be mindful of the latest Government advice and ensure the correct precautions are being taken. Please visit the Government website for this up to date guidance.

Last updated: Wednesday, 19 January 2022 11:15 am