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: 

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.