This page was last updated on 14 October.
Continue to follow this guidance
- Meet in well-ventilated areas where possible, such as outdoors or indoors with windows open.
- Wear a face covering where you come into contact with people you don't normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze.
- Stay at home if you are unwell, to reduce the risk of passing on other illnesses onto friends, family, colleagues, and others in your community.
- Consider your individual risks, such as clinical vulnerabilities and vaccination status.
You are advised to get get vaccinated if you are aged 12 or over.
You are advised to get tested, and to isolate if your test result is positive.
When and how to isolate
Do not go to test and trace centres by public transport or taxi. Get a home test instead.
Do not travel if you are self-isolating.
You are allowed to travel internationally and to other countries within the UK.
Schools and colleges
Pupils are no longer recommended to wear face coverings in classrooms or communal areas. However, where there are localised outbreaks, face coverings should still be worn. Contact your school for details.
They should continue to get a rapid flow test twice a week.
All out-of-school activities can take place, including overnight trips for out-of-school groups.