Latest information on COVID-19

For the latest advice and guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19), including symptoms, how to book a test and guidance on self-isolating visit the NHS website.

For updates on the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme across Hampshire, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, please click here.

If you are finding things difficult, you aren’t alone. Coronavirus has been impacting us all in different ways. The NHS Every Mind Matters website has some great tips for looking after your own wellbeing and supporting others. Visit to find out more.

You can also find out more about mental health and wellbeing support available in your community in the mental health section of our website. 
Where can I get a rapid lateral flow test for COVID-19?

Free, rapid lateral flow tests are now available to all with people encouraged to take regular tests. Lateral flow tests can be ordered online here or by calling 119 free of charge between 7am and 11pm daily. The tests are available to people who: 

  • do not have COVID-19 symptoms
  • are aged 11 or older
  • have not been told to self-isolate
  • cannot get tests from their work, school, college or university 

Residents can also find out where in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight they can get lateral flow tests here

If testing at home, individuals will need to register their results online  or by calling 119. They should self-isolate if positive and order a confirmatory PCR test

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately self-isolate along with everyone they live with and book a test online or by calling 119, and not leave home until they receive their test results, except to post a test kit or for a PCR appointment.