GOVERNMENT 'LIVING WITH COVID' PLAN
The Prime Minister has confirmed domestic legal restrictions will end on 24 February (this Thursday).
- The remaining domestic restrictions in England will be removed. The legal requirement to self-isolate ends.
(Until 1 April, the Government still advise people who test positive to stay at home. Adults and children who test positive are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least five full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received two negative test results on consecutive days.)
- From April, the Government will update guidance setting out the ongoing steps that people with COVID-19 should take to be careful and considerate of others, similar to advice on other infectious diseases. This will align with testing changes.
- Self-isolation support payments, national funding for practical support and the medicine delivery service will no longer be available.
- Routine contact tracing ends, including venue check-ins on the NHS COVID-19 app.
- Fully vaccinated adults and those aged under 18 who are close contacts are no longer advised to test daily for seven days and the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate will be removed.
We await further information from the Department for Education as to how this affects schools. When we have more clarity, we will plan accordingly and share this with you at the earliest time.
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A breakdown of updates and changes can be found here: