IF you are fully vaccinated you will not be required to self-isolate if you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 – new guidance shows.

You will not be required to self-isolate if you are also below the age of 18, have taken part or are currently part of an approved Covid-19 vaccine trial, or you are unable to get vaccinated for medical reasons.

Guidance on gov.uk states: “You are fully vaccinated 14 days after your final dose of an MHRA-approved vaccine that was administered in the United Kingdom.

“This is to allow for an antibody response to develop.

“If you were fully vaccinated at the time you had close contact with a positive case, you will not be required to self-isolate.

“Even if you do not have symptoms, you will be advised to have a PCR test as soon as possible.

“Children aged four and under will not be advised to take a test unless the positive case was someone in their own household.”