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The Covid rules in England from 16th August?

Another raft of coronavirus changes will take effect in England from Monday 16th August, as the country's Covid-19 immunisation campaign allows it to take another step toward freedom.

The government says it is able to make adjustments to a number of virus-mitigating-measures because more than 75% of UK adults have now been vaccinated.

The biggest change coming on Monday will see fully-vaccinated adults able to avoid self-isolation in some circumstances.

Anyone told by NHS contact tracers or the app to self-isolate will not need to do so, as long as they have received their second dose of a coronavirus vaccine more than 14 days prior to their contact with a positive case.

These people are advised to take a Covid-19 PCR test "as soon as possible to check if they have the virus and for variants of concern".

Those contacted will not need to self-isolate while they await the results of their test.

PCR tests can be acquired via an order for home delivery, by calling 119 or by going to a test site.

Those who develop Covid-19 symptoms should self-isolate, get a PCR test, and remain in quarantine until the result comes back.

Anyone who tests positive will still be legally required to self-isolate for ten days.

There'll be no change to coronavirus rules for those who have not had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine.