Update 25.2.22

From Thursday 24th February the Government removed the legal requirement for a person to self-isolate if you get COVID-19 symptoms.  Local authority Public Health teams are recommending though that if you do develop COVID-19 symptoms to stay at home for 5 days.


The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted.

This means:

  • The government is no longer asking people to work from home if they can. People should now talk to their employers to agree arrangements to return to the office.
  • From 20 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in secondary school and college classrooms.
  • From 27 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in communal areas of secondary schools, nor for staff in communal areas of primaries.
  • From 27 January: There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
  • From 27 January: Venues and events will no longer be required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass can still be used on a voluntary basis.

The Government guidance will be updated shortly to include more information on these changes.

See this link for the most recently issued Government guidance   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=GovDelivery