The comments made by Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 6 April 2022.
Thanks to our plan to tackle COVID-19, we are leading the way in learning to live with the virus. We have made huge progress due to the success of our world-leading vaccination programme, access to antivirals for vulnerable people and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.
Despite high infection rates, the population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic.
Vaccines remain our best defence and we are now offering spring boosters to the elderly, care home residents and the most vulnerable – so please come forward to protect yourself, your family, and your community, and continue to follow public health guidance if you test positive.