Living with COVID-19

2 March 2022


The government is removing all remaining domestic restrictions in relation to Covid-19. There is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid-19 – however, people are still being asked to stay at home if they can and avoid contact with other people. Daily Covid-19 testing and self-isolation following contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 is no longer a legal requirement.

The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme has ended (those told to self-isolate before 24 February make a claim until 6 April).

Advice continues to be provided of the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of catching and spreading Covid-19 such as getting vaccinated, meeting outside or letting fresh air in if meeting indoors, wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces, and getting tested if you have Covid-19 symptoms and stay at home if positive.

The government has published a plan for removing the remaining legal restrictions while protecting people most vulnerable to COVID-19 and maintaining resilience. The document outlines how the government has and will continue to protect and support citizens by: enabling society and the economy to open up more quickly than many comparable countries; using vaccines; and supporting the National Health Service (NHS) and social care sector. It also sets out how England will move into a new phase of managing COVID-19 as well as how the government will ensure resilience, maintaining contingency capabilities to deal with a range of possible scenarios.

Click here to view the COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19 document.


Changes have also taken place in Wales – face coverings are no longer a legal requirement except in shops, health and care settings, and on public transport, and people do not have to show their NHS COVID Pass at venues and events.

Click here to read the new rules for Wales for Alert level 0

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