Coronavirus (Covid-19) Advice and Support
Updated 9 November 2021
COVID-19 remains a risk and it is still possible to catch and spread the virus, even if you are fully vaccinated. Find out how to stay safe and stop the spread - read the full guidelines on GOV.UK
COVID cases in Oxfordshire
You can find the latest information here.
What to do if you think you have COVID-19
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, you should still book to receive a PCR test. Find your closest test centre.
- You should regularly test for COVID-19 using lateral flow devices, even if you don’t have symptoms. One in three people with COVID don’t have symptoms and could be spreading the virus without knowing it. Find out how to get the tests.
- If you have not been fully vaccinated, or if you have tested positive, you should still isolate if you’re contacted by NHS Test and Trace. This remains the law. Find out more.
- If you’re returning from abroad, you should ensure you understand the rules around testing and quarantining before travel. You should also ensure that you keep up-to-date with changes to those rules, even while you are away. Find out more.
- You should be cautious in crowded areas or when mixing indoors. Face coverings, open windows and mixing with fewer people is recommended to reduce the risk.
- Regular handwashing or using hand sanitiser makes it harder for the virus to spread.
- A gradual return to working in the office is now encouraged - but with safety in mind. Find out more.
- If you are not yet vaccinated, the best thing you can do is to get your jabs, as soon as you can. Find out more.
Other useful links
- Easy Read information - (includes explanations of some of the words and phrases used during the pandemic, and also links to useful information on topics like staying at home, taking care of yourself and social distancing)
- Oxfordshire County Council Coronavirus advice
- The latest government guidance on staying safe and controlling the virus
- Advice for people at higher risk of coronavirus
- Face masks and coverings
- Mental health support for children and young people
- Bereavement support leaflet (local and national support)
- Opening hours of Minor Injuries Units and First Aid Units
- Up-to-date NHS information on coronavirus, including symptoms, testing, vaccinations, self-isolation and NHS COVID Pass are at
- NHS 111 can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do
- Oxfordshire County Council - including information on services
- Updates from Oxford University Hospitals Trust
- Information and links to local advice on mental health and wellbeing
COVID Vaccination Information - Imam Monawar Hussain, OUH Muslim Chaplain
- Video in Bengali - From Urmee Mazher
- Video in Punjabi - From Zaheer Qureshi, Treasurer, Asian Cultural Centre
- Video in Arabic - From Dr. Kamel Ait Tahar
- Video in Hindi - From Dr. Gian Gopal, Chairman, OHTCCP
- Video in Farsi - From Dr Hosnieh Djafari-Marbini