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Self-isolation removed for double jabbed close contacts from 16 August 2021

Close contacts of positive Covid-19 cases do not need to self-isolate

From Monday 16 August adults and children will be free to return to work, attend school, and meet friends and family as the protection from vaccines replaces the need for contact isolation.

Instead of self-isolating, those who are double jabbed and under 18s identified as close contacts of positive Covid-19 cases are advised to get a free PCR test as soon as possible.

Those who are double jabbed and under 18s who are identified as close contacts by NHS Test and Trace will be advised to take a PCR test as soon as possible to check if they have the virus and for variants of concern. They can order a PCR home test online or by calling 119, or by going to a test site. Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

As double jabbed people identified as close contacts are still at risk of being infected, people are advised to consider other precautions such as wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces, and limit contact with other people, especially with anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable. They will not be required to self-isolate while they wait for the results of the PCR test.

More information is at: Self-isolation removed for double jabbed close contacts from 16 August - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)