As we look forward to spending more time with family and friends over the next few months, it is still important to be safe to help reduce the spread of viruses, including COVID-19 and the flu, and protect our loved ones.
Here are some tips on how to reduce the risk to ourselves and others during social and religious gatherings:
Strengthen your immunity by staying up to date with your vaccinations and getting your COVID-19 booster.
- If you’re aged 16 years or over, you can get your booster dose three months after you received your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or four to six weeks after COVID-19 infection if you’ve had the virus since your second dose.
- You can also get your flu vaccine at the same time as your COVID-19 booster. The flu vaccine will be available mid to late April and is free to eligible people who are at risk of serious illness. Some providers may charge an administration or consultation fee. Ask your GP or pharmacist if this applies to you.
- Contact your GP or pharmacist to book an appointment to get vaccinated.
Stay safe by:
- Stay at home if you feel unwell and get tested for COVID-19 immediately.
- Consider taking a rapid antigen test before visiting vulnerable loved ones.
- Wear a mask when you can’t physically distance.
- Spend time with family and friends outdoors and in well-ventilated spaces.
- Wash your hands often.
- Enjoy safe mealtimes and avoid sharing glasses, plates and utensils when eating.
- It is safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster while fasting.
- Stay at home if feeling unwell and get tested for COVID-19 immediately.
- When you go to a place of worship, wear a mask if you can’t physically distance from others.
- Encourage family and friends to stay home if they are sick.
- Stay connected with your family and friends online if you are unwell.
Together we can help protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19.
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