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30 March 2022, 12:28
New guidance has been issued amid the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.
People who have a cold or cough are being urged to ‘stay at home’ and ‘avoid contact with other people’ in new guidelines from the Government on Covid-19.
Those who feel unwell and are experiencing cold-like symptoms including a high temperatures are being encouraged to stay at home until they feel well enough to resume normal activities.
Ministers have issued the new guidance which will take place from April 1.
The legal requirement to self-isolate after a positive Covid-19 test in England ended on February 24, but ministers have now issued new guidance to those feeling unwell, as well as those who test positive for the virus.
After Friday, those who have tested positive are being advised to stay at home and avoid contact with people for five days - which is when they are likely to be most infectious.
However, those who have tested positive or have symptoms and need to leave home are urged to wear masks, avoid crowded places and stay away from those with weakened immune systems.
Children who are unwell are also being advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people where possible.
“They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend,” stated the Government.
The advice forms part of the Government’s Living with Covid plans.