From 16 August 2021, if you are fully vaccinated (double jabbed / had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine) you will not be required to self-isolate if you live in the same household as someone with Covid-19.
If you are not double vaccinated you will be required to stay in self-isolation for 10 days.
Fully vaccinated means that you have been vaccinated with an MHRA approved Covid-19 vaccine in the UK, and at least 14 days have passed since you received the recommended doses of that vaccine.
Even if you do not have symptoms, you will be advised to have a PCR test as soon as possible.
Even if you are vaccinated, you can still be infected with Covid-19 and pass it on to others. If you are identified as a contact of someone with Covid-19 but you are not required to self-isolate, you can help protect others by following the guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread. As well as getting a PCR test, you may also consider:
- limiting close contact with other people outside your household, especially in enclosed spaces
- wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces and where you are unable to maintain social distancing
- limiting contact with anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable
- taking part in twice weekly LFD testing
This advice applies while the person in your household with Covid-19 is self-isolating.