Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Fully vaccinated UK residents arriving in England from amber travel list countries will no longer have to quarantine from 19 July.
They will, however, still need to pay for Covid tests before and after their return. Under-18s returning from amber list places would also be exempt from quarantine.
Currently, anyone returning from amber or red list countries must isolate for 10 days, regardless of vaccine status.
From 19 July - which is also the day when most Covid rules in England are due to end - the guidance that people should not travel to amber list countries will also be removed.
But anyone travelling needs to be aware that an amber list country could still turn red, meaning hotel quarantine would become a requirement.
Fewer than 30 destinations are on the green list - meaning travellers do not have to self-isolate when they get back to the UK, while more than 50 countries are on the strictest red list, which requires arrivals to pay to self-isolate in a hotel for 10 days. But most places - including holiday hotspots such as mainland Spain, Greece and the US - are on the amber list, which - at present - requires people to quarantine for 10 days and pay for tests.
All of England's 19 July rule changes are due to be confirmed on 12 July after a review of the latest data.
The Foreign Office, which issues travel advice that is independent from the government's traffic light system, is stressing that not all amber countries will be approved for international travel on 19 July. However, it has updated its approved list and it now has several amber list countries including France, Greece, Morocco, Switzerland, the US, Jamaica and mainland Spain.
Haringey’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout has reached another milestone as over 100,000 people across the borough have now had both doses of the vaccine.
With rates of COVID-19 continuing to rise nationally due to the dominant Delta variant, which is more easily transmissible than various strains, it is important that everyone gets their second jab as soon as it is offered to them.
Second doses provide maximum protection against the virus and is up to 88% effective against the Delta variant, first identified in India.
If it has been 8 weeks since your first dose, you can drop-in to one our walk-in vaccination clinics to get your second dose. To find one near you please visit our vaccines page.
On Tuesday 6 July, the government announced that double vaccinated people will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. Young people under 18 will also be exempt from self-isolation if they are a close contact.
The new rules will come into effect from 16 August as part of step 4 of the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap.
Introducing this exemption in August will enable even more people to have received both doses of the vaccine, significantly reducing the risk of severe illness and providing the fullest protection possible for people across the country. The NHS COVID-19 app will update in August in line with the new guidance on self-isolation for close contacts.
The system of sending "bubbles" of children home after a positive case will cease at the end of summer term. The changes to schools guidance will take effect at the same time as the country moves to stage four of the Government’s roadmap, expected on the 19 July.
Robust protective measures are in place across schools, including twice weekly testing to protect students and prevent transmission. NHS Test and trace will continue to provide age appropriate advice for testing in schools in the coming months.
Young people and double vaccinated individuals identified as close contacts will continue to be advised to take a PCR test, to detect the virus and variants of concern. Anyone who tests positive following the PCR test will still be legally required to self-isolate, irrespective of their vaccination status.
For more information on these recent announcements, please see Gov.uk (external site)
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