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Latest information on COVID-19

Page updated on 24 February 2022

New Covid-19 guidance

All COVID-19 restrictions in England have now ended. This means that:

• It is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. However, it’s advised that you stay at home and avoid contact with others (particularly those in vulnerable groups) for at least five full days and until you test negative.

• It is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face-covering in any setting. However, it is encouraged that you continue to wear one in crowded, indoor spaces, on public transport and where you may come into contact with people you do not know.

• You no longer need to show an NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law, though some businesses and venues may continue to ask for proof of a negative test or vaccination status. If so, they should tell you what you’ll need to show in order to access the venue before you visit. 

Head to the GOV.UK website for more information on current COVID guidance.



You can also find out what’s happening in cities, towns, counties and regions across England using the links in our map below.