Government guidance and advice
COVID-19: Pathway through the summer
From 19 July England moves to Step 4 of the roadmap. Everyone should be cautious whilst managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high. Find out what will change and what you should do to protect yourself and others.
Step 3 restrictions remain in place until 19 July. Follow the guidance on what you can and cannot do.
From 19 July fully vaccinated people returning to England from amber list countries will not need to quarantine.
From 16 August if you’re fully vaccinated or under 18, you will not need to self-isolate following close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ll still need to take a PCR test and self-isolate if it’s positive.
From 19 July England moves to Step 4 of the roadmap.
- Guidance and support
- The rules and roadmap
- Testing and self-isolating
- International travel
- Self-employment and businesses
- Work and support
- Schools, universities, education and childcare
The free NHS COVID-19 app is a vital part of the NHS Test and Trace service.
Advice on shielding changed on 6 July. Essential food parcel deliveries ended on 31 July.
Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
Updates on how coronavirus is affecting services, and information, advice and guidance for residents.
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