You should be aware of TWO important lockdown rules that will not alter after Freedom Day.
ON THE 19TH OF JULY, ENGLAND’S LOCKDOWN MEASURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED. But when will the self-isolation and NHS Test and Trace programs be phased out?
The fourth step of the lockdown plan will go into effect in England on Monday. Many of the remaining lockdown limitations, including as social gathering restrictions and the obligation to wear facial coverings, will be lifted. Some restrictions, such as the obligation to self-isolate following a positive Covid test or if instructed by NHS Test and Trace, will remain in place for the time being.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or who tests positive for the virus will still be required to self-isolate after July 19.
If they are approached by NHS Test and Trace, they will still be expected to self-isolate.
If persons are advised to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, it is a legal necessity, and failure to do so can result in severe fines.
Anyone in England who has received both Covid vaccines will no longer be obliged to self-isolate if a close contact tests positive for the virus as of August 16.
If someone is alerted after this date, NHS Test and Trace will enquire if they are completely vaccinated, and if they are, they will be recommended to perform one PCR test to see if they are infected.
To avoid self-isolation if they are detected as a contact, people must wait two weeks after receiving their second vaccine.
However, starting August 16, everyone who tests positive for COVID-19 or exhibits symptoms will be obliged to self-isolate.
This will be the case regardless of whether or not someone has been vaccinated.
Children will no longer be required to self-isolate if a close contact tests positive after this date.
When schools reopen in September, the move should help restore some stability to classrooms.
The bubble system has forced entire classes to self-isolate at home at times over the last few months.
After the lockdown in England is lifted on July 19, NHS Test and Trace will continue.
The NHS COVID-19 app is currently being chastised for the large number of people who are being advised to self-isolate due to coronavirus contacts.
The NHS app notified more than half a million individuals in England in the week leading up to July 7, the biggest weekly total since data was initially collected. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”