For us to have a safe and unrestricted winter, we need everyone to remain vigilant and comply with guidance. Everyone, including those who are fully vaccinated, should follow behaviours and actions that reduce transmission and help to keep people safe.
To find out more about the Autumn and Winter plan see GOV.UK.
Actions to take if your test is positive or negative
You do not need to take another test before returning to school or work but you must be symptom-free for 48 hours before returning to school or work (if you still have a cough, but are otherwise well, you can return). Anyone who has previously received a positive COVID-19 PCR test result should not be re-tested within 90 days of that test, unless they develop any new symptoms of COVID-19.
You may still need to self-isolate.
If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and you have not been double vaccinated and are not under the age of 18 years and 6 months you need to self-isolate. This is the case even ifyou test negative for COVID-19. You cannot return to work during this self-isolation period.
It is important to reduce the spread of the virus within your household: