Latest Covid-19 guidance for businesses in England

This is the latest guidance for businesses in England:

  1. Employees should work from home wherever possible.

  2. Certain venues and events such as nightclubs, are legally required to check the COVID status of all visitors over the age of 18. Visitors must show proof of full vaccination, proof of a negative result within 48 hours, or an exemption.

  3. Face coverings are compulsory in most indoor settings. This includes shops, hairdressers, cinemas and more.

  4. Anyone, including the fully vaccinated, that has been in contact with a positive COVID case must take lateral flow tests for seven days.

  5. Anyone who tests positive or has COVID symptoms must self-isolate for seven days.

  6. Anyone aged 18 years and 6 months or above who does not meet the criteria set by the government including being fully vaccinated (no requirement for booster) must also isolate if you live in a household with someone who has tested positive.

  7. The self-certification deadline for CQC care home workers has been extended until 31 March 2022, providing that registration for self-certification was complete before 24 December 2021.

The Government has said it will review by the 26 January 2022. One area being discussed is reducing the isolation period to five days, to help ease staff shortages which are affecting many businesses.

The Government’s latest guidance was updated on the 7 January 2022:

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