Self-isolation removed for double-jabbed close contacts

Covid isolation rules have changed for England
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From 16th August, people in England who have had two Covid jabs will not be legally required to isolate for 10 days if they have contact with a positive case.

Instead of isolating, if you have had 2 vaccine doses or are under 18, and identified as a close contact of a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) case, you will be advised to get a free PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test as soon as possible. 

People who test positive or show symptoms will still be required to self isolate for 10 days.

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