With effect from today, 14th December 2020, the self-isolation periods in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland have been reduced.
Individuals who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days and will only be required to self-isolate for 10 days. This will also apply to all those who are currently self-isolating including those who commenced self-isolation before 14th December.
People who return from countries which are not on the travel corridor list, should also self-isolate for 10 days instead of 14 days.
People who test positive for COVID-19 should continue to self-isolate for 10 days from onset of symptoms or 10 days from the point of taking a positive test if asymptomatic.
Self-isolation periods will begin on the day after exposure, a test or the start of symptoms.
Please see further information here.