Dudley borough encourages residents to continue to remain vigilant as Coronavirus cases are on the rise. Whilst some legal restrictions have been lifted since entering Step Four of the roadmap, cautious guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 remains.
From 16 August
People who are fully vaccinated or under 18 will not need to self-isolate after close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ll still need to take a PCR test and self-isolate if it’s positive, or if you have symptoms.
From 19 July
England is no longer in national lockdown and many legal restrictions have been lifted. All adults have been offered a first dose of the vaccine. This means that social distancing and social contact restrictions can be removed, and all remaining businesses can reopen. People and businesses are encouraged to make informed decisions about how to manage the risk to themselves and others.
Some key protections remain in place:
- symptomatic testing (PCR tests) and targeted asymptomatic testing (LFT tests) in education, high risk workplaces and to help people manage their personal risk
- isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace
- border quarantine: for all arriving from red list countries, and for those people arriving from amber list countries, other than those UK residents fully vaccinated in the UK vaccine programme
- encouraging and supporting businesses and large events to use certification in high risk settings. Government will work with organisations where people are likely to be in close proximity to others outside their household to encourage use of certification
Government recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Whilst Government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can, Government expects and recommends a gradual return over the summer
- Government expects and recommends people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as on busy public transport
- Spending time outside or letting fresh air in
- Minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts