28 Feb Covid-19 Rules….
…Scrapped. This Is What You Need To Know
All remaining legal restrictions in England have been removed as part of the Prime Minister’s “Living with Covid” plan. Below, we have laid out for you all the new conditions.
It means people who test positive for Covid are no longer legally required to self-isolate, although they are still advised to do so. However, guidance recommends that those who test positive stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days.
Self-isolation support payments of £500 for those on low incomes have stopped.
Routine contact tracing has ended – people in contact with someone with Covid will no longer be advised to self-isolate or take daily tests.
Workers are not required to tell their employer if they need to self-isolate.
Face coverings are not mandatory on Transport for London’s tubes, trains or buses, but they are still “strongly encouraged”.
From 1 April:
PCR and lateral flow Covid tests will no longer be free for most people.
Covid passports will no longer be recommended, except for international travel.
Employers will no longer have to consider Covid as a separate risk when working out how to keep employees safe.
Over-75s and people with a weakened immune system are also being offered an extra Covid booster jab this spring, six months after their previous jab.
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