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Summary of COVID-19 guidance on self-isolation for people who are fully vaccinated as of 17th August 2021

Guidance on self-isolation rules for adults who have been fully vaccinated has been recently updated. Country specific guidance is outlined and referred to below.

England

Adults who have been fully vaccinated are no longer legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.

Anyone who tests positive following a PCR test will still be legally required to self-isolate, irrespective of their vaccination status.

Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate and get a PCR test and remain in isolation until the result comes back.

Further details and advice for health and social care workers can be found on the MHRA website

Scotland

In Scotland you do not need to self-isolate as a close contact if you meet all the following criteria:

You are fully vaccinated, and 14 days has passed since your second dose of vaccination.

You have taken a negative PCR test since being advised to isolate as a close contact. You must remain in self-isolation while awaiting the result of the PCR test result.

You do not develop COVID-19 symptoms. If symptoms develop at any stage, you must self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test, in line with existing arrangements.

Further details can be found on the Scottish government website.

Specific advice for health and social care workers can be found on the Scottish government website.

Wales

Adults who have been fully vaccinated are no longer legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.

Everyone identified as a contact of a positive case will continue to be advised to have a PCR test on day two and day eight, whether they are fully vaccinated or not.

Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus or has symptoms must continue to isolate for 10 days, whether they have been vaccinated or not.

Further details and advice for health and social care workers can be found on the Welsh government website

Advice for if you are identified as a close contact can be found on the Welsh government website

 

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