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.