COVID-19 Treatments – Access in the Community after 27th June 2023
The NHS offers treatment to people with COVID-19 who are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill.
Further information on who can have COVID-19 treatments is available here.
The way to access COVID-19 treatments changed on the 27th June 2023.
You may previously have had a conversation with your healthcare professional or received a letter or email explaining that you may be suitable for treatment if you get COVID-19. If so, it is important to understand these changes and how to get treatment, if required.
You will no longer be automatically contacted by the NHS about treatments after reporting a positive COVID-19 test result.
You should now contact your GP practice as soon as possible after you test positive so that they can consider referring you for an assessment for treatment at a local COVID Management Delivery Unit. Alternatively, you can contact your NHS specialist or NHS111.
If you test positive outside of GP opening hours you should contact NHS 111, who can refer you directly to the appropriate COVID Management Delivery Unit.
NHS 111 is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to access you can:
- Go online to 111.nhs.uk (for assessment of people aged 5 and over).
- Call 111 for free from a landline or mobile phone.
Please be aware that not all people referred for assessment will be eligible to receive COVID-19 treatment. The COVID Management Delivery Unit clinician will discuss this with you as part of your assessment.
More information is available at: www.nhs.uk/CovidTreatments.