Living with Covid Plan

Published: 23 February 2022

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday, the Living with Covid Plan has now been made available to view on the website.

Under the plan, all domestic legal restrictions relating to Covid will end on 24 February as the country starts to move towards treating Covid as another infectious disease, such as flu.

This means:

  • The legal requirement to self-isolate ends. Until 1 April, adults and children who test positive are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least five full days. After that, they are advised to continue following the guidance until they have received two negative test results on consecutive days.
  • From April, the Government will update guidance setting out the ongoing steps that people with Covid-19 should take to be careful and considerate of others, similar to advice on other infectious diseases.  This will align with testing changes.
  • Self-isolation support payments, national funding for practical support and the medicine delivery service will no longer be available.
  • Routine contact tracing ends, including venue check-ins on the NHS Covid-19 app.
  • Fully vaccinated adults and those aged under 18 who are close contacts are no longer advised to test daily for seven days.  The legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate will be removed