Updated 17 September 2021

Self-isolation rules have changed. You will not need to self-isolate in certain situations.

Coronavirus is still a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

You should:

  • get both vaccine doses as soon as possible – walk-in sessions are available every day or you can book online
  • isolate immediately if you have any symptoms and book a PCR test  
  • keep taking symptom-free tests twice a week – you can get test packs from most pharmacies, Jubilee Library or Hove Town Hall  
  • check into venues when you go out
  • wear face coverings in crowded places and on public transport
  • meet outside where possible, or let fresh air in when you are inside
  • keep your social contacts to a minimum
  • wash your hands with soap regularly, and for at least 20 seconds

Find out what you should do to protect yourself and others.

When you do not need to self-isolate

The government requirements around self-isolation for contacts of positive cases has changed. You no longer need to self-isolate in certain situations

If you are identified as close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), you'll need to get a free PCR COVID-19 test as soon as possible.

This applies if you are:

  • fully vaccinated
  • under 18 years and 6 months

You do not have to self-isolate while you wait for the result. However, if you have symptoms, you should stay at home until you receive the results.

When to self-isolate

Find out more about when to self-isolate and what to do.

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