Living with COVID: An Update on COVID-19 Restrictions

The UK Government have set out its ‘Living with COVID’ plan detailing an end to all remaining restrictions in England. In this guide, we explain what this means for Nailsea residents.

[Information correct at time of publishing. For the latest updates on local Covid-19 measures and announcements, view our coronavirus news articles.]

The latest announcement marks the beginning of a return to normalcy after years of COVID-19 restrictions. Heralded as the restoration of freedom for people across the UK, many will be worried about what the removal of restrictions means for them. Essentially, the ‘Living with COVID’ plan puts the decision-making in your hands. From isolation to shielding to how often to test yourself, Nailsea residents now much take control of their own COVID safety.

What COVID-19 Rules are Changing?

From 11 February:

  • Fully vaccinated people no longer need to take COVID-19 tests before and after they arrive in the UK. People who aren’t fully vaccinated will need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before day 2.

From 21 February:

  • Education and childcare students and staff no longer need to test twice a week.

From 24 February:

  • Self-isolation is no longer legally required following a positive test, though guidance will remain in place to stay at home for at least 5 days.
  • Self-isolation support payments for those with low incomes will no longer be provided.
  • Contact tracing will end.
  • Employees will no longer be obligated to inform their employer if they need to isolate.

From 1 April:

  • End of free COVID-19 tests.
  • COVID passports will no longer be officially recommended.
  • Employers will not need to consider COVID risk when keeping employees safe.

Read the full update here >

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