Our Covid-19 response
No matter what challenges you face during Covid-19, the Veterans’ Gateway team is here to support you 24/7
Our experienced advisors (many of whom are also veterans) are available by live chat, phone, text or email (details at top of page). We will put you in touch with our vetted partners, all of whom fully understand the challenges for veterans.
Recent changes across the UK:
Quickly find out what’s happening in your location by searching the BBC’s Postcode Finder for Lockdown restrictions.
The news article also includes information for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
See more government information about how restrictions are easing across the UK:
– See guidance for England
– Read the guidance about restrictions in Northern Ireland
– See the timetable for easing restrictions in Scotland
– See guidance for Wales
Booking holidays and foreign travel during Covid:
See lists of countries that have been listed as red, amber and green.
Please be aware that travel agents may not offer refunds if your holiday/travel is cancelled.
Getting the vaccine for Covid-19:
The NHS has drawn up a list of eligible groups for the vaccination. If you do not meet these criteria you will need to wait to be contacted. You are strongly advised to get the vaccination once the NHS contacts you.
How to avoid catching Covid-19:
If you have a mobile the quickest way to protect yourself, and your loved ones, is to stay up to date by downloading the NHS Covid 19 app.
Also see the latest NHS guidelines on social distancing, to avoid catching and spreading the virus.
Above all, look after yourself by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask in enclosed spaces and staying at least 2 metres apart, or 1 if you’re wearing a mask.
Managing self-isolation and social distancing:
During this challenging time stay in touch with your GP for any veteran specific health advice. UK veterans are also entitled to priority access to NHS care for service related conditions.
How to use Veterans’ Gateway Self help section during the pandemic:
See a selection of hints and tips around using our Self help section.