Information for Parents / Carers
Changes to contact tracing for schools from Monday 19 July 2021
From Monday 19 July, schools, colleges and nurseries will no longer carry out routine contact tracing. From this point onwards, close contacts will be identified and contacted by NHS Test and Trace
What are the changes to self-isolation from 16 August 2021?
Self-isolation rules for close contacts in all settings are changing on 16 August.
- From 16 August close contacts who are fully vaccinated or those under 18 will not need to self-isolate
- All close contacts will be advised to take a PCR test – you should encourage anyone identified as a close contact to do this
- Individuals identified as close contacts will not need to self-isolate while they are awaiting the results of their test
• If the PCR result is positive, the individual must isolate and NHS Test and Trace will work with them to identify any close contacts
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