Advice for the public

Advice for the public

Health advice 

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Access advice and guidance on mental wellbeing with NHS Every Mind Matters

NHS Covid-19 app

The NHS Covid-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you are at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community.

Find out more about the NHS Covid-19 app

Coronavirus testing

This page on the Northamptonshire County Council website is dedicated to sharing the latest information about Covid-19 testing centres 

Testing is an important part of keeping COVID-19 under control. If you have symptoms of coronavirus or you have been in close contact with someone who has had symptoms, please self-isolate and get tested as soon as you can. You can book a test online or call 119. Alternatively, you can order a test which you can do at home.

Community-based testing - for people without symptoms

In order to understand the way COVID-19 is transmitted in communities and reduce its spread, Northamptonshire is undertaking a local programme of community testing. This is part of the wider Government strategy to tackle the virus.​

Lateral Flow Device testing is otherwise known as rapid testing, and is used in people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

For more information and to book visit the Northamptonshire County Council website.

Test and Trace Support

If you have been contacted by national or local Test and Trace and have been advised to self-isolate, you may be entitled to financial support. To check eligibility please visit our Test and Trace Support Payment page for further details.

Local guidance and advice in a range of languages

Guidance on the simple actions we can all take to help lower the risk of infection and protect vulnerable people is available in a range of different languages on the Northamptonshire County Council website.

How to access extra support

Are you in need of extra support during the coronavirus pandemic? Or do you know someone who might need some help?

Daventry District Council is working with a range of partner organisations to co-ordinate local efforts to get people the help they need during these difficult times.  

Find out more about the support Daventry District Council can offer

Employment and skills support

The coronavirus pandemic has regrettably impacted people and businesses and as a result, some people find themselves now seeking new employment or needing to develop their skills.

To help people navigate the multiple offers of support, guidance and training, SEMLEP has launched a local employment and skills support directory

Council Tax support

If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make you aware of the support available and how the Council can help you if you have been affected.

Find out more about the Council Tax support that is available

Paying rent on your home

We appreciate this is a difficult time for tenants, particularly people employed on zero hour contracts, or those who have lost their jobs or been furloughed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

However all tenants are still liable for rent and you should continue to pay this as usual. Rent is a priority debt and you could be at risk of eviction if you do not pay. Do not put your home at risk.

Access guidance and support to help you pay your rent

Further guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors   

Disposal of personal waste

If you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus, personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Beware of fraud

Unfortunately a number coronavirus-related frauds have emerged, including online shopping and charity scams. Advice and guidance to help you avoid falling victim to one of these scams can be found on our Coronavirus Fraud page


The Furniture Hub

Our Furniture Hub is aiming to help provide much-needed furniture to help people who are escaping homelessness to furnish their new homes or temporary accommodation. The Hub is looking for donations of household items in good condition as well as volunteer drivers to help collect the items.  Find out more information about the Furniture Hub