What is the current guidance for COVID-19?
There are currently no restrictions in place for if someone tests positive for COVID-19. However, the NHS recommends trying to stay at home if someone has a high temperature or does not feel well enough to go to work or “do normal activities”.
It adds: “Take extra care to avoid close contact with anyone who is at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 as not everyone has same level of immunity from the virus; this includes those who elderly or immunocompromised.”
In response to the higher case numbers, and in preparation for a sixth wave of cases, the government has begun its booster vaccine programme.
Earlier this week, it announced that over-65s, pregnant women, and carers can now come forward for their fourth dose of the vaccinations, including the new bivalent vaccines.