National guidance

Let's get back safely

Last updated: Friday 30 July

Step 4

England is in Step 4 of the Roadmap which means most legal restrictions to control Covid-19 (including social distancing and wearing a face covering) have been lifted. There is no limit on how many people you can meet or where you can meet them. However, everyone should be cautious whilst managing the risks as cases of Covid-19 remain high. Find out more about Step 4 and what it means for you. 

Staying safe and preventing the spread

Although most legal restrictions are lifted, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread Covid-19, even if you are fully vaccinated. We are still in the third wave of this pandemic in the UK and therefore, we should still do everything we can to protect ourselves and others from the virus.

Advice for staying safe 


Self-isolation from 16 August

If you’re fully vaccinated or under 18, you will not need to self-isolate following close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ll still need to take a PCR test and self-isolate if it’s positive.

For more information visit the Department of Health and Social Care

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