Changes have been made to the self-isolation requirements for close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases.
Fully vaccinated adults, children aged 5-18 and vaccine clinical trial participants identified as a close contact of a positive case of COVID-19 will not need to isolate. Instead, they should take lateral flow tests for 7 days as a precautionary measure.
You can get lateral flow tests:
- by collecting from a pharmacy or a local collection point: Find your nearest pharmacy or collection point and opening times (on nhs.uk)
- under agreed arrangements with workplaces and education settings
- by ordering online for home delivery: Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK. You can order 1 home testing kit (7 tests) at a time.
Advice for children under 5 is unchanged – they will not need to isolate and are not required to take a PCR test or do lateral flow tests.
Advice for unvaccinated close contacts remains the same – they are required to self-isolate for 10 days and advised to take PCR tests on day 2 and day 8 following their exposure to a positive case.
To read the full statement visit GOV.Wales