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Self-isolate and protect others

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    When to self-isolate

    Update from 24 February 2022

    While you’re no longer required by law to self-isolate in England if you have COVID-19, you should still stay at home and avoid contact with other people. This helps reduce the chance of passing COVID-19 on to others.

    This advice will be updated on 1 April 2022.

    Find out more about the new self-isolation guidance on the NHS website.

    Financial help

    The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme in England has now ended. If someone was told to self-isolate before 24 February 2022, they can still make a claim within 42 days of the first day of self-isolation, up to 6 April 2022. 

    Find out if you’re eligible for a Test and Trace support payment.