Coronavirus: Save a life, don't risk a life


Thursday, 6th January — By Camden Council

virus black


As the Omicron variant continues to spread quickly, please keep following public health advice to protect yourself and others:

If you haven’t already, please get your COVID-19 vaccine and booster as soon as you can. Find out more at

Take regular rapid lateral flow tests – particularly before gathering indoors with others, including older or more at-risk family and friends.

Test kits continue to be restocked so please keep checking the website or get one from your local pharmacy or collection point.


Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in busy indoor and outdoor public spaces, unless exempt

Open windows to let fresh air in when meeting others indoors

Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser while you’re out

If your rapid test is positive or you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, however mild, you must self-isolate and book a PCR test online at or by calling 119.

If the PCR test result is negative, you can stop self-isolating.

If the result is positive, continue to stay at home to protect others. If you get 2 negative rapid test results on days 6 and 7 and you don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms, you can stop self-isolating after 7 days. If you test positive on days 6 and 7 you must self-isolate for the full 10 days, or for longer if you continue to have symptoms.

* Guidance around PCR tests is changing from 11 January. Check for details.

Guidance for close contacts

If you’re a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19:

If you’re fully vaccinated, you must take a rapid lateral flow test every day for 7 days

If you’re unvaccinated or have had one vaccine, you must self-isolate for 10 days

Regardless of your vaccination status, if you develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive, follow the guidance above.

Related Articles