Covid-19: What are the different rules in place across the UK?

Covid-19: What are the different rules in place across the UK?

1/19/2022 7:46:00 PM

Covid-19: What are the different rules in place across the UK?

How do the current rules compare across the four nations of the UK?

Guidance asking people to work from home has been lifted immediately, and from Thursday next week mandatory Covid passes will end.Masks will no longer be needed in shops from Thursday next week (Peter Byrne/PA)The legal requirement for people with coronavirus to self-isolate will also be allowed to end when the regulations expire on March 24.

Attendance limits on indoor events and the guidance asking people to stick to a three-household limit on indoor gatherings will also be lifted.(PA Wire)– What about Wales?A week later, attendance limits on indoor events will be lifted, including nightclubs, cinemas, and theatres.

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no later than the end of day two after their arrival. – What is changing? Plan B measures are to be dropped across England. Guidance asking people to work from home has been lifted immediately, and from Thursday next week mandatory Covid passes will end. From next Thursday, people will no longer need to wear face masks. Face coverings will also be scrapped in classrooms from tomorrow, with school communal areas to follow. Masks will no longer be needed in shops from Thursday next week (Peter Byrne/PA) (PA Wire) Mr Johnson said: “In the country at large, we will continue to suggest the use of face coverings in enclosed or crowded spaces, particularly when you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet, but we will trust the judgment of the British people and no longer criminalise anyone who chooses not to wear one.” The legal requirement for people with coronavirus to self-isolate will also be allowed to end when the regulations expire on March 24. – What’s happening in Scotland? Nightclub closures and the requirement for table service in hospitality will come to an end. Attendance limits on indoor events and the guidance asking people to stick to a three-household limit on indoor gatherings will also be lifted. The wearing of face coverings in public indoor settings and on public transport, as well as working from home whenever possible, will remain. Nicola Sturgeon has announced new rules in Scotland (Andy Buchanan/PA) (PA Wire) Scots also need to have a booster – within four months of their second jab – to be considered fully vaccinated. Those coming into the country who are fully vaccinated are able to use a lateral flow test instead of a PCR as their post-arrival test, taken on or before the second day of their stay. – What about Wales? Wales will begin a phased lifting of restrictions from Friday. There will be no limits on the numbers of people able to attend outdoor events and outdoor hospitality will be able to operate without table service. A week later, attendance limits on indoor events will be lifted, including nightclubs, cinemas, and theatres. Covid passes will be needed for larger events. Face coverings will remain in place in Wales (Ben Birchall/PA) (PA Wire) The rule of six and work from home order will also be lifted, but employers must show that they are taking reasonable measures to limit the spread of coronavirus. Face coverings on public transport and in public indoor settings, as well as self-isolating after travelling from abroad, will stay. The mandatory isolation period for people who test positive with Covid-19 is seven, subject to two negative lateral flow tests on days six and seven. And, like in England, confirmatory PCR tests for asymptomatic people who test positive on a lateral flow device are no longer needed. Fully vaccinated travellers need to take a lateral flow test on day two and, if positive, a follow-up PCR test to enable genomic sequencing should be carried out. – What about Northern Ireland? Nightclubs in Northern Ireland are closed and dancing has been prohibited in hospitality venues except for at weddings. People must remain seated for table service, while table numbers are limited to six and two-metre social distancing rules are in place in all businesses. A young woman puts on her face covering as she walks past a Covid-19 safety message from Belfast City Council (Liam McBurney/PA) (PA Wire) The self-isolation period for confirmed Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland is also seven days, subject to negative lateral flow tests on days six and seven. Northern Irish ministers have also agreed that sporting events can continue with no limits on capacity. The work-from-home message is being bolstered with legislation requiring social distancing in offices and similar workplaces. The guidance for mixing in a domestic setting is limited to three households. Recommended