Covid 19 - Omicron - Updated Guidance and restriction information

New Measures Announced In Response to the Omicron Variant - applies to England only

The government has announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.
This means:

In addition to this:
From 4am Tuesday 30 November

  • International arrivals from non-red list countries who are fully vaccinated will need to isolate at home and take a PCR test on or before day 2 following your arrival. You are only permitted to leave isolation if this test result is negative. If your test result is positive, you will need to isolate for 10 days. This is the law.  Read more about the rules on international travel.
  • Those who have come into contact with an individual who may have been infected with the Omicron variant will need to self-isolate. This will apply even if you are fully-vaccinated or aged 18 or under. This is the law.  Read more about self-isolation changes.

These temporary measures will be reviewed in 3 weeks’ time.

Vaccination update
As part of announcements by the Prime Minister, there are changes to the Bolton’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.

The new plans include extending the booster jab to everyone aged 18 and over, as well as enabling people to come forward three months after their second does instead of the current six months.

Read the two updated vaccination guides:

•           Covid Vaccination Explained Guide

•           Covid Quick Reference Guide

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