Covid: Who has to self-isolate and what if I am absolutely vaccinated?

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Many Covid restrictions are being eased in England and Scotland on Monday.

Rules on self-isolation are also changing – although some of them won’t happen for a few weeks.

When do I need to self-isolate?

You must self-isolate for 10 days if:

If you are “pinged” by the NHS Covid app, saying you have been in close contact with someone with coronavirus, you’re advised – but not legally obliged – to self-isolate for 10 days.

I’m fully vaccinated, do I need to self-isolate?

Even if you have had both jabs you must currently follow the same rules as other people.

However, from 16 August in England, if you are fully vaccinated (double jabbed, plus two weeks), you will no longer have to self-isolate if a close contact tests positive.

If you test positive, you will still need to self-isolate, just like anyone else.

Similar rules are due to come into force in Scotland from 9 August – and in Wales from 7 August.

What self-isolation rules are changing for children?

From 16 August…