Covid travel live: the green list is growing as France switches to amber
What are the foreclosure restrictions across the UK?
Life will be almost back to normal in Scotland from next Monday when remaining restrictions on social gatherings and physical distancing are relaxed.
The majority of Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in the UK’s four countries, but some guarantees remain.
Here’s what you need to know.
– What is the image in Scotland?
Starting next Monday, restrictions on physical distancing and size limits for social gatherings will be lifted, allowing large-scale events to be held.
No venue will be legally required to remain closed, meaning nightclubs can now reopen. But life will not be quite the same as it was before the pandemic.
Contact tracing of positive cases will remain, pubs and restaurants should continue to collect customer details and work from home will continue to be advised.
Ms Sturgeon told MSPs that her government is carefully considering some sort of ‘certification of Covid-19 status’ as a condition of access to certain high-risk sites in the future.
She said that an app was being developed to enable this type of certification for those traveling abroad, but it would also allow the certification of vaccines at the national level.
Under the new rules, close contacts of those who test positive for Covid-19 will no longer be required to self-isolate automatically for 10 days.
Instead, those who have at least two weeks since their last dose will be able to have a PCR test that would allow them to bypass self-isolation if they are negative.
Young people under the age of 17 will also be able to end self-isolation if they are negative, while those under the age of five will be “encouraged”, but not required, to take a test.
As a result of the changes, general self-isolations for entire classes in the school will no longer be necessary.
But face masks will have to be worn during lessons by high school students and a social distancing of one meter for staff will be maintained for at least six weeks once schools reopen after the summer break.
High school students and school staff in Scotland will also be asked to take a lateral flow test before they return.
As of last Monday, those who received both vaccines are not required to self-isolate after returning from an Amber country, but will still need proof of a negative PCR test before departure and will need to be tested. on the second day of their arrival.
Anyone returning from a Red List country must self-isolate for 10 days in a hotel and must book a “quarantine package” that includes two PCS tests.
People arriving from Green List countries should always complete a passenger tracing form, have proof of a negative test before departure and book a PCR test for the second day after arrival.
– And England?
All legal restrictions were lifted in England from July 19, including the mandatory wearing of masks indoors.
But the government has asked the public to exercise caution, recommending that masks be always used in crowded and confined spaces.
A number of transport networks still require face coverings as a condition of passage, including Transport for London, the North East Underground and Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram service.
All legal limits on the number of indoor and outdoor meetings have been removed and all businesses can reopen, including nightclubs closed since March 2020.
The government recommends that companies use “certification” as a basis for entry into sites deemed “high risk,” especially when the prevalence of the coronavirus is as high as it is now.
People can attend concerts, theater and sporting events, and the one-meter-plus rule on social distancing has ended.
The instruction to work from home has been removed, although ministers are encouraging companies to implement a phased return to the office, and the limit on appointed visitors to nursing homes will be lifted.
As of August 16, those who have let their second jab take effect and anyone under the age of 18 will not have to self-isolate if they come into close contact with someone with Covid-19 and instead will be invited to take a PCR. test. If the result is negative, they will not need to self-isolate or have another test.
The government is also changing the app so that fewer people are “reported” – instead of checking contacts for five days before a positive test, the app will only roll back two days.
But travel is still restricted, with English residents not advised to travel to Red List countries. Those who are not fully vaccinated should self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival from an Amber List country and take a PCR test on the second and eighth day.
But things are easier for those who have received both vaccines – they are not required to self-isolate after returning from an amber country, and only need to have a PCR test on the second day of arrival.
The same rules apply to people under 18, regardless of their vaccination status. The exception is France, fully vaccinated travelers returning to England must always be quarantined.
Anyone returning from a Green List country only needs to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before traveling, complete a passenger locator form and take a test the second day after. His arrival.
Children under the age of four are exempt from the test.
– What is the situation in Wales?
From August 7, almost all coronavirus restrictions will be lifted in Wales, but face masks will remain mandatory on public transport and in most indoor environments.
Some rules were relaxed on July 17 as the country moved to Alert Level 1 – after a four-week delay due to the spread of the Delta variant.
Up to six people can now meet indoors in private homes and vacation homes, while indoor events can take place with up to 1,000 people seated and up to 200 standing, and ice rinks may reopen.
There is also no limit to the number of people who can meet outdoors, in public places or at events.
Anyone 11 years of age or older should always wear a face covering in all indoor public places, with some exceptions.
If the easing goes as planned on Saturday, fully vaccinated adults, those under 18 and participants in vaccine trials will not need to self-isolate if they come in close contact with someone infected with the virus.
But travel restrictions remain strict – those arriving from a Red List country will be refused entry and will instead have to enter the UK via England or Scotland and self-isolate for 10 days first of all.
Travelers must also complete a passenger tracing form and provide proof of a negative test.
Fully vaccinated people arriving from Amber List countries must complete a passenger tracing form and provide a pre-departure test and a test two days after arrival, while unvaccinated people still need to self-isolate for 10 days.
Once again, all those arriving from France regardless of their vaccination status must self-isolate.
Those arriving from Green List countries must have proof of a negative test prior to departure, complete a passenger tracing form, with anyone five years of age and over taking a test no later than the second day of the trip. ‘arrival.
– What about Northern Ireland?
As of last Monday, up to six people from Northern Ireland can mingle indoors, while up to 15 people can meet in a garden and outdoor public gatherings of up to 30 people require no risk assessment.
All outdoor and indoor sports are permitted, recreation centers can reopen and group exercise classes can take place.
Theaters and concert halls can welcome audiences again, as long as tickets are booked in advance and attendees stay in their designated seats, while lectures and exhibitions can resume.
But face masks should still be worn in all indoor attractions and stores, and wedding venues should conduct a risk assessment to determine how many guests can safely attend.
The advice on Red, Amber and Green List countries matches that of other UK countries, with returnees required to complete a passenger locator form, have proof of a negative test and take a test on the second day or the two days two and eight days after arrival.
People returning from Amber List countries who have been fully vaccinated in the UK will not have to self-isolate upon arrival in Northern Ireland or be tested eight days after their return.
Those arriving from Red List countries must complete the quarantine at the hotel for 10 days.