From tomorrow ( Tuesday 14th December ) the guidance is changing again.
The new rules are:
- people who are fully vaccinated and identified as a contact of someone with COVID 19 - whether Omicrom or not, should take an NHS rapid lateral flow test every day for 7 days to help slow the spread of COVID 19.
- Unvaccinated adults must continue to self isolate for 10 days if they are a contact of someone with COVID 19.
This follows a significant rise of Omicrom cases in the UK and this variant is expected to become the dominant strain by mid December