Coronavirus Restrictions from July 19

England moves to lift more Covid-19 restrictions. Everyone should be cautious whilst managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high. Find out what will change and what you should do to protect yourself and others.
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From 19 July in England legal restrictions and measures are changing

Everyone should be cautious whilst managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high. Many legal restrictions will change and here is the latest government guidance as we publish this newsletter. 

Until 19 July some restrictions remain in place. Follow the guidance on what you can and cannot do.

From 19 July fully vaccinated people returning to England from amber list countries will not need to quarantine.

In England from 16 August

If you’re fully vaccinated or under 18, you will not need to self-isolate following close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ll still need to take a PCR test and self-isolate if it’s positive.

Key advice for keeping safe after 19th July

While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious. Some key protections shoud continue:

  • testing when you have symptoms and targeted asymptomatic testing in education, high risk workplaces and to help people manage their personal risk.
  • isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
  • quarantine for all people arriving from red list countries and for those people not fully vaccinated arriving from amber list countries.
  • Precautions and guidance for individuals, businesses and the vulnerable whilst prevalence is high includes:
    • whilst the Government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can, the Government expects and recommends a gradual return over the summer
    • the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport
    • where possible people should be outside or letting fresh air in when indoors
    • minimise the number, proximity and duration of social contacts
    • the Government are encouraging and supporting businesses and large events to use the NHS COVID Pass in high risk settings. The Government will work with organisations where people are likely to be in close proximity to others outside their household to encourage the use of this. If sufficient measures are not taken to limit infection, the Government will consider mandating certification in certain venues at a later date.

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