Latest advice, guidance and information
Updated 19 April 2022
Sunderland City Council endeavours to ensure that information contained on this page is up to date and correct and in line with the latest NHS and Government advice. The council accepts no liability for error or omission.
Covid-19 Latest Sunderland Data
In light of the end to free Covid-19 testing for the general public in England from April 1 2022, the data contained in the Covid-19 Sunderland Data Dashboard may no longer be an accurate reflection of current Covid 19 case rates in the city and will not be comparable with data previously published. We have therefore removed the dashboard and would ask residents to instead refer to the weekly ONS Covid-19 infection survey for a general overview of UK Covid-19 case rates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK - Office for National Statistics
The Test and Trace Support Payment scheme has now ended and is closed for applications. Any outstanding applications will be assessed and processed as soon as possible in accordance with the eligibility criteria.
The health and wellbeing of our residents and staff is our top priority and we continue to follow latest advice and guidance to help control the virus.
The government has set out the next steps for living with Covid.
It means that free testing for the general public ended on 31 March. People who have an increased risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and are eligible for community Covid-19 treatments, will continue to get free tests to use if they develop symptoms, along with NHS and adult social care staff and those in other high-risk settings.
You can read more about the governments plan for living with COVID-19.
Covid has not gone away and we still need to take precautions to help stop the spread of the virus:
- Get all recommended doses of the Covid vaccine as soon as possible - it's never too late to start your vaccination course
- Wear a face covering in enclosed and crowded public places
- If you're meeting others, meet outside if you can and if you are inside, open a window to help blow Covid particles away
- Staying at home when you need to continues to be important to stop the virus spreading. If you test positive for Covid-19 you should remain at home and avoid contact with other people for five days after you do the test. Those aged 18 and under are advised to stay home for three days and avoid contact with other people. This starts from the day after the positive test
- You should also try to stay at home if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or another respiratory infection and a temperature, or generally feel unwell
- Wash hands and follow advice to "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it"
Find out more at Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do - GOV.UK