It is a legal obligation in England to self-isolate if asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace. This is to ensure that individuals who test positive or are identified as close contacts, self-isolate and minimise the possibility of passing on COVID-19 to others.
From Monday 16 August, people who are double jabbed or aged under 18 will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.
For further information on self-isolation click here.
We may be able to help with direct practical and financial support if you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to self-isolate. NHS Test and Trace will instruct you to self-isolate if any of the following apply:
- you have tested positive for COVID-19 regardless of your vaccination status or age
- you are not fully vaccinated (received both jabs) and live with someone that has COVID-19 or have been a close contact of someone that has tested positive
For further information on the practical and financial support available click here.
Staying at home (self-isolating) can be difficult, but it’s important to stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading to other people.
We’ve pulled together lots of information and top tips to make it easier for you and your family to stay at home.
From help to shop online, to wellbeing advice and links to local organisations, you’ll find everything you need on this page.
For further information click here.