Latest Covid guidance – August 2021

From 2 August ENGLAND

If you’ve been fully vaccinated in the US or most of Europe, you do not need to quarantine or take a day 8 test, when returning from amber list countries. Read more here.

From 8 August ENGLAND

After 4am on 8 August, arrivals from France who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised and administered in the UK, US or Europe do not need to quarantine.

From 16 August ENGLAND

People fully vaccinated or under 18 will not need to self-isolate after close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ll still need to take a PCR test and self-isolate if it’s positive, or if you have symptoms

From 26 July NORTHERN IRELAND

Up to 15 people from any number of households can meet in a private garden.

The new ‘COVIDCertNI’ app can be used to show proof of vaccination for international travel. Find out more about what you can and cannot do in Northern Ireland on nidirect.

From 9 August SCOTLAND

Scotland moves beyond the protection levels system. To keep each other safe, there remain a number of principles to follow.

From 7 August WALES

Wales moves to alert level 0 which means most restrictions are lifted. Restrictions on meeting with others indoors will be removed and all businesses can reopen.

If you’re fully vaccinated or under 18, you will not need to self-isolate after close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ll still need to take a PCR test. Everyone must still isolate for 10 days if they have tested positive for COVID-19.

You’ll still need to wear a face covering in most places that are open to the public in Wales, including shops and on public transport.

Traveling abroad: A step by step guide.

Check what you need to do to travel internationally.