Current coronavirus restrictions:
Plan for living with COVID-19
Due to the success of the booster programme, with over 31.7 million boosters given in England and over 41 million people having had two doses of the vaccine, the situation has continued to improve and we were able to cautiously return to Plan A in England.
Now that we have continued to see improvement, the government has published its plan for living with COVID-19.
Staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer need to test twice a week.
From the 24 February 2022
You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.
You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme will end. You can still make a claim until 24 February 2022.
Get Vaccinated - Get Boosted
All adults in England have now been offered the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.
Now with the Omicron variant it is of the utmost importance that those who have received their first two doses now receive a booster dose. Latest data from UKHSA shows booster doses are continuing to provide high levels of protection against severe disease from the Omicron variant among older adults.
People aged 18 years and over, and those aged 16 years and over who are at risk (including health and social care workers) will also be offered a booster dose of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. You can book online or call 119 to make an appointment to have your booster.
If you have not yet received any of the COVID-19 vaccines you can book yours here.
Every vaccine gives us hope, with our world-leading vaccination programme estimated to have already prevented around 8.5 million infections and 30,000 deaths in England alone.
Businesses and venues
All businesses should follow the principles set out in the working safely guidance.
You can find all the current information on the rules of entry and COVID-19 tests required for for international travel here.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable
Clinically extremely vulnerable people are advised to follow the same guidance as everyone else. However, as someone who is at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill if you were to catch COVID-19, you should think particularly carefully about precautions you can continue to take. These precautions are included in the guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable.
You can read further, more detailed information here.