Information about coronavirus

Coronavirus advice in York

Let's continue to protect each other so we can all enjoy the city safely.

The advice from our Public Health leaders is:

  • unless you are exempt, you should wear a face covering:
    • on public transport
    • in busy indoor places (masks are now compulsory in many indoor spaces including shops, communal areas in schools and hairdressers)
    • in crowded outdoor places
  • wash your hands regularly
  • give other people space
  • ensure a flow of fresh air in buildings and vehicles
  • work from home if you can
  • stay at home if you feel unwell, and book a PCR test
  • take a symptom-free lateral flow test twice a week and report the results through the NHS app

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Coronavirus testing in York

Getting tested and self-isolating if you or you or someone you have been in close contact with have symptoms of coronavirus is vital in stopping the spread of the virus.

If you develop symptoms of coronavirus, you must arrange a test through the NHS.

Symptom-free coronavirus testing is available, alongside home testing kits for students and families.

Access to our services

For your safety and to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, we’re offering our services in a COVID-secure way. Our website advises of current arrangements; you can access most services online, by telephone or email. You can: