There are still cases of Covid-19 in England and there is a risk you could catch or pass on the virus, even if you are fully vaccinated. You are encouraged to exercise caution and consider the risks. While no situation is risk free, there are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us.
If you develop Covid-19 symptoms, self isolate imediately and get a PCR test, even if your symptoms are mild. You should self-isolate at home while you book the test and wait for the results. You must self-isolate if you test positive. Your isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days. This is the law.
The most important symptoms of Covid-19 are recent of any of the following:
For most people, Covid-19 will be a mild illenss. However, if you have any of the symptoms above, even if your symptoms are mild, stay at home and arrange to have a test.
You must also self-isolate if you are told to do so by the NHS Test and Trace, for example if you have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. This remains the law, regardless of your vaccination status.
From August 16th, if you have been fully vacinated you will be exempt from the requirements to self-isolate if you are a contact of a positive case. You will instead be advised to take a PCR test as soon as possible.
Click below to download our latest Covid-19 risk assessment.