You may be able to end your self-isolation before the full 10 days have ended. You can take an LFD test from 6 days after the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you had no symptoms) and another LFD test the next day. The second LFD test must be performed at least 24 hours later. If the results of both tests are negative and you do not have a high temperature, you can stop your self-isolation after the second negative result. If someone isolates themselves, keep a window in their room slightly open and keep the door closed to reduce the spread of contaminated air to other parts of the house. If the person isolating must use a common area in the home, such as the kitchen or other living spaces, while other people are present, keep these spaces well ventilated, such as: opening windows while the person isolating is in the common room, and for a short time after leaving. All children under the age of 18 are considered `fully vaccinated` on arrival in Scotland. This applies: If you have a positive PCR test result within 90 days of a previous positive PCR test result, you must stay home, self-isolate and follow the steps in this guide again. Self-isolation is one of the most important things we can do to stop the spread of the virus and protect our friends and family, our community and the NHS. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or have been told that you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, self-isolation is the only way to ensure that you are not transmitting COVID-19 to others. If you are asked to self-isolate, you must do so immediately.
Find out what support you can get if you are affected by COVID-19. If you were vaccinated in the United States, you can use a CDC, New York Excelsior Pass Plus, California Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record, or Washington State WA Verify Pass as proof of your vaccination status. In addition, anyone under the age of 18 who is in close contact with a positive case no longer needs to self-isolate. Instead, they receive advice on whether to get tested, based on their age, and only need to self-isolate if they test positive. In most cases, it is recommended to pass a PCR test. If you are testing because you are a close contact and are not exempt from self-isolation (see exceptions below) and you have been informed by NHS Test and Trace that you are legally obliged to self-isolate, you will need to self-isolate pending your test result, and you must continue to do so if you have a negative result. This is because you could still become infectious during the 10-day isolation period. Follow these tips until the household member who is sick with COVID-19 reaches the end of their self-isolation period. Changes to the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect (TTP) service for fully vaccinated adults will come into force on 7 August – the same day Wales is expected to go on zero alert if public health allows. We will direct you to your local authority`s helpline if you need self-isolation and need the following assistance: There are several ways to prove your vaccination status if you have been vaccinated outside the UK. If you are a health or social worker, or if you work in a health or social services sector that has been identified as a contact and is exempt from self-isolation, there are additional guides you should follow to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in these settings. See COVID-19: Management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social services institutions.
If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, but have a positive PCR test result, you will need to stay home and self-isolate. If one of the LFTs is positive, you will need to self-isolate from the date of the test (and in England before 11 October). January perform a PCR test to verify the result). Anyone identified as a contact of a positive case is always advised to take a PCR test on the second and eighth days, whether they are fully vaccinated or not. To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received your second dose of one of these vaccines: You should follow this advice for up to 10 full days after you start your self-isolation. The change to the law in February also marked the end of £500 a month of self-isolation support for low-income people and systematic contact tracing, meaning staff no longer had to inform their bosses that they had to quarantine and that their close contacts no longer needed to be tested daily. Starting November 30, 2021 at 4 a.m., fully vaccinated individuals must register by the end of November 2, 2021. The day after they arrive in England, self-isolate and take a PCR test.
They can leave self-isolation if their PCR result is negative. Lateral flow tests are not accepted. These travel rules apply to anyone entering Scotland from abroad. They do not apply to travel rules for people entering another country from Scotland. Starting January 9 at 4 a.m., you can take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test. If the result of the lateral flow test is positive, you must isolate yourself and take a PCR test. If you don`t live in the UK, you should check your own government`s rules for travelling abroad and returning home before booking a trip. Self-isolation means staying home and not going out.
Your local authority can help you access the local support available to you during self-isolation. If you can`t count on the support of family, friends and neighbours, your local authority can help you access food or family responsibilities, as well as mental health, loneliness and digital support. For more information, including the helpline number, visit your municipality`s website. By law, you must self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19 or if you are identified as a contact and asked to self-isolate. Failure to self-isolate for the entire period may result in a fine of £1,000 or more. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you must self-isolate while waiting for your test result. If your PCR test is negative, you do not need to self-isolate. This does not guarantee that you are not sick with COVID-19, so you should follow the advice on how to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19. Read more instructions on what to do if your test is negative. Financial assistance may be available if you are in financial crisis or need short-term help while self-isolating. If you continue to develop symptoms, you should report your symptoms and take a PCR test.
You can leave self-isolation to get tested for COVID-19 at a testing site or get tested at home at a priority mailbox. Anyone you live with, unless they are fully vaccinated or under 18 and 6 months of age, should also self-isolate while you wait for your test result. Please follow your employer`s advice. If you are released from self-isolation, you can usually continue working as usual. However, in some workplaces, such as health and social services, you may be asked to take extra precautions. If you live with other people, they don`t have to self-isolate, but you should follow the advice on how to avoid transmitting COVID-19 to the people you live with. If you don`t live with other people, consider asking others for help or delivery services for essential activities like groceries. Self-isolation can be especially difficult if you are caring for children or vulnerable people who cannot stay with friends or family. If you haven`t been vaccinated in Scotland, the US, or a country covered by the European Covid Digital Certificate, check GOV.UK what evidence you need from other countries. If you are testing because you are a close contact and are exempt from self-isolation (see exceptions below), you do not have to self-isolate while waiting for your test result. If the result is negative, you do not need to complete a 10-day self-isolation period, but you should also follow advice on how to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19.
Self-isolation means you have to stay home. Do not go to work, school or public places and do not use public transport or taxis. Members of your household may also need to self-isolate. The Guide for Households Potentially Infected with COVID-19 page provides more information on self-isolation. Self-isolating employees are entitled to statutory sick pay (PHC) for each day of isolation, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. Guidelines have been developed for employees who are unable to work because of self-isolation. People considered fully vaccinated to travel to England can book a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test from October 24. If you are at least 18 years old, you will need to prove that you are fully vaccinated when you travel to Scotland. Your proof must show that at least 14 days have passed since you received your last dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. If you were fully vaccinated by the time you were in close contact with a positive case, you do not need to self-isolate, but you should follow the instructions above for daily testing.