Guidance from 19 July

Although most legal restrictions will be lifted at step 4, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated, and we are still in the third wave of this pandemic in the UK.

COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so although restrictions are ending, Covid isn’t.

It is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk. All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. While no situation is risk free, the following are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us:

  • testing when you have symptoms and targeted asymptomatic testing in education, high risk workplaces and to help people manage their personal risk.
  • isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
  • wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.
  • minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.

Every action to help reduce the spread will reduce any further resurgence of the virus in the coming months.

Further information and guidance is available on GOV.UK.

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