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.
- 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
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
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