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Self-isolation rules change from Monday

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The rules change on Monday 16 August, for people who have received both their vaccinations against coronavirus, and people aged under 18. 

They will no longer need to self-isolate if they’ve been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19. 

Right now, it’s a legal requirement to self-isolate for anyone contacted by Test and Trace teams, because they’ve been in close proximity with someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

But from Monday, people who are double vaccinated and those under 18 will be exempt from that legal requirement. 

They will however still be advised to take a PCR test, and if that’s positive, they’ll be legally required to self-isolate, irrespective of their vaccination status.