If you've got an alert telling you that you've been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, the NHS COVID-19 app will ask you to confirm your age and vaccination status in order to provide advice.
You will only be advised to self-isolate, if you are over 18, unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated (this excludes a booster vaccination).
If you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace, NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect or your local health protection team and told you've been a close contact of someone with suspected or confirmed Omicron variant you must follow this advice and self-isolate regardless of age or vaccination status, or the advice given by the NHS COVID-19 app.
In Wales if you're a household contact you'll be asked to self-isolate and get a PCR test immediately. even if you're vaccinated or ages 5 to 7.
If you have questions about how the advice applies to you, or are struggling with self-isolation, please call 111.
There is a lot of information to help you during this period:
There is more information available specific to where you live.
If you live in England:
If you live in Wales:
Information about NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect – if you’re in Wales and have tested positive for coronavirus, NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect will contact you. You’ll be asked where you’ve been recently and if you have spent time with people.
If you have visited a venue where you may have come into contact with others who have since tested positive for COVID-19 you will be advised to take a test. Read what this alert about having visited a venue will say. Find out more about how this decision is made.