Stop the virus, help the NHS

Please help local NHS services to continue to tackle the pandemic.

Think 111 first

To help you get the quickest and most appropriate treatment please use 111 first before heading to any walk-in services like A&E or Urgent Treatment Centres.

NHS 111 is available online at with a symptom checker to guide you to the best support. On the phone just dial 111; it's free and available 24/7.

If you need urgent care NHS111 can now book a timed appointment for you at the most appropriate service including urgent treatment centres and A&E if needed.

Stop the spread of the virus

Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out but we still need your help to stop the spread of the virus.

The number of seriously ill Covid-19 patients needing hospital care will stay high as long as the infection rates stay high. Covid-19 remains a serious illness which kills.

To protect yourself, family and friends and help the NHS; everyone in Kent and Medway needs to do their bit.

We all need to follow the guidance for the national lockdown.  

Self-isolate if you have symptoms or are asked to do so

It is essential to self-isolate along with everyone in your household if someone has symptoms of the virus, or are contacted by the Test and Trace services self-isolate straight away. If you have symptoms of Covid-19 you can book a test by calling 119 or online at

Self-isolating does mean not going out or having any visitors. Please read and follow the guidance on how and when to self-isolate. We know it’s tough but it is essential to protect the NHS and save lives.

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