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Self-isolation rules change from Monday

Young person wearing a face covering, stood in a park with a river in the background

Posted on: 13 August 2021

The rules change on Monday 16 August, for people who have received both their vaccinations against coronavirus, and people aged under 18. 

They will no longer need to self-isolate if they’ve been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19. 

Right now, it’s a legal requirement to self-isolate for anyone contacted by Test and Trace teams, because they’ve been in close proximity with someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

But from Monday, people who are double vaccinated and those under 18 will be exempt from that legal requirement. 

They will however still be advised to take a PCR test, and if that’s positive, they’ll be legally required to self-isolate, irrespective of their vaccination status. 

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