The Government has published its plan for living with COVID-19.
This means from 24 February:
You will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. New guidance will advise people who test positive to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
- You will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if you are an unvaccinated close contact, and will no longer be advised to test for 7 days if you are a fully vaccinated close contact. New guidance will set out precautions for reducing risk to yourself and others.
COVID-19 remains a risk
It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result should stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should arrange to take a PCR test as soon as possible, even if you’ve had one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.
All of us can play our part by understanding the situations where risks of COVID-19 infection and transmission are likely to be higher, and taking action to reduce these risks.
Following this guidance will help you to understand situations where there is a greater risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 and the steps that you can take to stay safe and protect others. Every action you can take to help reduce the spread will help reduce pressure on the NHS during the winter months.
We recognise that many of our community partners such as local authorities, schools, retailers, police and youth organisations, are focusing on essential services at the moment. So some of our activities may be put on hold such as the physical launches of new CAPs and community meetings. But our advisers remain available to help with support and advice: telephone or email.
Useful web resources
We’ll be updating this list regularly, so do let us know if there are any resources that you are finding helpful.
UK Government advice and support
Health and wellbeing:
Support for alcohol issues
Rehab 4 Addiction - a resource to help people who are struggling with mental health and alcohol abuse during the lockdown
Advice for businesses
Substance abuse support
Resources for young people and youth workers
Advice for parents