The Government has put in place some temporary measures in response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19. It means that:
Face coverings are required by law in most indoor public places. A full list of places where face coverings must be worn can be found on the Government’s Face Coverings web page.
Office workers who can work from home should do.
Certain venues and events are required by law to check that all visitors aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, have a negative test in the last 24 hours or have an exemption. You can use your NHS COVID Pass for this.
Anyone aged 12 and above travelling to the UK must show a negative pre-departure test (LFD or PCR) as close as possible to departure and not more than 48 hours before.
After returning from anywhere abroad you must take a PCR test before the end of day two and self-isolate until you’ve had a negative result.
Fully vaccinated adults (people who have had at least two jabs) and all children over 5 who are identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 should take a rapid lateral flow test every day for seven days. If any of these results are positive you should self-isolate and book a PCR test.
All unvaccinated adults must self-isolate for ten days if they are the contact of someone with COVID-19.