üLet fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer.
üYou must wear a face covering in shops and on all public transport.
üGet tested and self-isolate if required.
üIf you haven’t already, get vaccinated.
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Face coverings in education settings, this guidance applies to:
From 29 November, face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all education settings by staff, visitors and pupils, or students in year 7 and above, unless they are exempt. Pupils or students in year 7 or above should continue to wear face coverings on public and school transport, unless they are exempt.
New measures announced in response to the Omicron variant, this guidance applies to:
The Prime Minister has announced new measures in response to the Omicron variant, including face coverings in shops and on public transport, PCR tests on or before day 2 for all international arrivals and self-isolation for contacts of suspected Omicron cases, including for those who are fully-vaccinated.
Changes to the red list for international travel, this guidance applies to:
At 4am on 28 November Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola were added to the travel red list. South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia moved onto the red list at midday on 26 November.
Booster vaccines, this guidance applies to:
People aged 40 to 49 can now get a booster vaccine 6 months after their second dose. Book your vaccination appointment online or find a walk-in clinic.