COVID-19 different restrictions in place

This alert shows the different restrictions in place in the UK at present.

England:

People should work from home if they can.

Face coverings must be worn in most indoor settings with the exception of hospitality premises.

No social distancing rules in place.

People who have tested positive for coronavirus must isolate for 10 days. People may end self-isolation on day seven if they have taken two negative tests 24 hours apart.

Close contacts – fully vaccinated adults and those below 18 years and six months are not required to isolate but must take a lateral flow test every day for seven days and are advised to have a PCR test as soon as possible.

Not fully vaccinated contacts must self-isolate for 10 days.

 

Scotland:

Businesses are urged to allow staff to work from home wherever possible.

Face coverings is mandatory on public transport and in indoor public settings and hospitality, with exceptions including for those eating, drinking or exercising, or when seated at a table.

No social distancing rules in place.

People who have tested positive for coronavirus must isolate for 10 days.

Close contacts – fully vaccinated adults must isolate and get a PCR test as soon as possible. They can end their isolation if the test is negative and they remain asymptomatic. Those living with someone who is infected must isolate for 10 days regardless of vaccination status. Not fully vaccinated adults must isolate for 10 days.

 

Wales:

Work from home wherever possible.

Face coverings is mandatory on public transport and in indoor public settings with the exception of hospitality premises.

Government guidance is that people should remain 2m apart from each other. By law, employers must take all reasonable measures to ensure a 2m distance.

People who have tested positive for coronavirus must isolate for 10 days.

Close contacts – fully vaccinated adults are not required to isolate but must take a lateral flow test every day for seven days, and isolate and arrange a PCR if it is a positive result. Not fully vaccinated contacts over 18 must self-isolate for 10 days and take a PCR test on days 2 and 8.

 

Northern Ireland:

Work from home wherever possible.

Face coverings is mandatory on public transport and in indoor public settings and hospitality, with exceptions including in places of worship and for those eating, drinking or exercising, or when seated at a table.

Employees at work should continue to observe social distancing rules. People should remain 1m apart in retail and shopping centres, indoor hospitality settings, indoor visitor attractions and on public transport, where possible.

People who have tested positive for coronavirus must isolate for 10 days.

Close contacts – close contacts of people infected with the Omicron variant must isolate for 10 days, regardless of vaccination status. For other variants fully vaccinated adults do not need to isolate. Adults should take a test on day 2 and day 8 following contact. Adults must take a lateral flow test for 10 days after contact, even if the PCR test is negative. Not fully vaccinated adults must isolate for 10 days.

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