Self isolation to end for fully vaccinated

As of 16 August 2021, fully vaccinated healthcare staff – include those working in community pharmacy – will no longer be expected to isolate following close contact with a positive COVID-19 case and will be expected to return to work. However, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have written to NHS providers asking them to ensure that several safeguards are put in place for them to do so safely.

Learn about these safeguards