Latest Coronavirus updates

The most recent Covid-19 developments and information for kidney patients

Updated: Monday 12 February 2024

  • In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, people who are eligible for Covid-19 treatments can collect free lateral flow tests from local community pharmacies. This will replace the previous process of ordering tests online and via 119. More details are available from the following websites for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • In Scotland, people who are eligible for Covid-19 treatments can order free lateral flow tests online from the NHS Scotland Portal
  • Arrangements for eligible people to access assessment for one of the Covid-19 treatments vary across the UK. Please see our section on accessing treatments for more information.
  • In England, the autumn Covid-19 booster is no longer available.
  • In Wales, people who are eligible for a Covid-19 autumn booster should have received an invite. If you are eligible and have not received an invitation, please contact your local health board. The booster will be available until March 31 2024.
  • In Scotland, people who are eligible for a Covid-19 autumn booster can book online, call 0800 030 8013 or visit a drop in clinic. The booster will be available until March 31 2024.
  • In Northern Ireland, the Covid-19 autumn booster may be available via your GP or a local pharmacy.
  • The Government have announced a Spring booster Covid-19 vaccine will be offered to the following groups:
    • Adults aged 75 years and over
    • Residents in a care home for older adults
    • Individuals aged 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed.
  • The 2024 Spring booster should be offered around six months after the last vaccine dose and with a minimum gap of three months. Details about when and how people can access the vaccine will be announced in due course.
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