NEW guidance for self-isolation has been released today which could help anyone who has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid.

You will now no longer be required to self-isolate if you have been in contact with a Covid-positive person under the following circumstances:

  • You are double-vaccinated

  • Below 18 years and six months old

  • You have taken part in, or are currently part of an approved Covid-19 vaccine trial

  • You're not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Information on the government website says: “NHS Test and Trace will contact you to let you know that you have been identified as a contact and check whether you are legally required to self-isolate.

“If you’re not legally required to self-isolate, you will be provided with advice on testing and given guidance on preventing the spread of Covid-19. Even if you do not have symptoms, you will be advised to have a PCR as soon as possible.”