Covid-19 treatments

If you have any of the main symptoms of Covid-19, follow NHS advice

If you have a health condition that may put you at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill if infected by Covid-19, you may be eligible for Covid-19 treatments

Treatments for Covid-19

The NHS offers treatment to people with Covid-19 who are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill.

Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests are no longer free for most people but you may still be able to get free Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests from the NHS if you have a health condition which means you’re eligible for Treatments for COVID-19 – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

If you are eligible for Covid-19 treatments, you can pick up free Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests from your local pharmacy. A list of participating pharmacies can be found here https://northeastlondon.icb.nhs.uk/uncategorised/pharmacies-offering-free-covid-19-tests-for-people-at-risk/ or go to https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/pharmacy/find-a-pharmacy for the most up to date information.  To search put in your postcode, select a pharmacy, click on treatment and services and scroll down to screening and test services. The service will be here if the pharmacy offers lateral flow tests.  The pharmacist may ask you about your medical history to confirm you’re eligible for free tests. More information on testing for covid can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/covid-19-services/testing-for-covid-19/who-can-get-a-free-covid-19-rapid-lateral-flow-test/

If you then have Covid-19 symptoms you should take a lateral flow test immediately, even if your symptoms are mild.

If your test is negative but you continue to have symptoms, you should take another test on each of the next two days (three tests in total over three days).

If you are positive call 020 3196 3239 or email NEL.CMDUReferral@nhs.net as soon as possible to see if you are eligible for treatment.

Seasonal Covid-19 and flu vaccines now available

Adults at greater risk of serious illness including everyone aged 65 and over can get a seasonal Covid-19 vaccine and flu vaccine.

Children aged 2-16 can get a free flu vaccine. The best way to protect ourselves from these viruses is to get vaccinated, visit here to find out more.