Under new government guidance people who are fully vaccinated will not have to self-isolate after coming in contact with a person who tests positive from Monday.
From Monday fully vaccinated people will be exempt from the 10 day isolation period in England, but they are advised to take a PCR test and to wear a face mask.
However, if a person does develop symptoms then they should self-isolate and get a PCR test and remain in quarantine until the test result come back.
The Department of Health has warned that even those who have had both vaccines can still catch Covid and are being reminded to continue to take precuations such as wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces and limit interaction with other people.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said, “Getting two doses of a vaccine has tipped the odds in our favour and allowed us to safely reclaim our lost freedoms, and from Monday we can take another huge step back towards our normal lives by removing self-isolation requirements for double-jabbed people who are contacts of people with Covid-19.”