Coronavirus information and support

Find information and advice about the help available during the coronavirus pandemic.

Government and NHS latest advice

National lockdown: stay at home

You must now stay at home, and only leave your home for specific reasons, such as: 

  • shopping for essential items and medicine
  • to travel to work, but only if you can’t work from home
  • to seek medical help, get tested or get vaccinated
  • to escape domestic abuse

View full details of the national lockdown and what you can and can’t do.

Coronavirus info (GOV.UK) Coronavirus info (NHS)

Coronavirus vaccination rollout

There are now 3 safe vaccines which will protect you from coronavirus, available free of charge from the NHS.

Coronavirus vaccination rollout

Get tested if you have symptoms

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild, it is important that you get a test.

Get tested if you don’t have symptoms – book a rapid test

If you need to leave your home to work or volunteer and don’t have Covid-19 symptoms, you can get a rapid test.

You’ll get the result on the same day and the tests are available to anyone who needs to leave their home for work or volunteering, including critical workers, carers, tradespeople and essential retail workers.

We encourage frequent testing if you’re unable to work from home.

If you’re in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, don’t book a rapid test, self-isolate for 10 days in line with the government guidance.

Number of coronavirus cases, deaths and people tested in Hackney and City of London

City and Hackney coronavirus data

Find information, support and advice

As a Hackney resident or business, you can find information, support and advice to keep your community safe.

Guidance for organisations and business

Step by step instructions to keep your setting safe and to know what to do in the event of symptomatic cases of Covid-19 in your setting.

Guidance for organisations and business

City and Hackney Covid-19 local outbreak control plan

Local outbreak control plan

Page updated on: 25 February 2021