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Self isolation guidance

​​From 7 August all adults who have been fully-vaccinated will no longer have to self-isolate if they are identified as close contacts of someone with coronavirus. 14 days must have passed since your second vaccination for you to be considered fully vaccinated.

If you turn 18 during what would have been self-isolation period you do not need to continue to self-isolate. This because you were exempt when you came into contact with a positive case.

If you came into contact with a positive case within 14 days of your second vaccination and have been told to self-isolate, you will need to complete the 10 day period of self-isolation.

The Test Trace and Protect tracers and advisers will provide fully vaccinated adults with advice and guidance about how to protect themselves and stay safe.

Children and young people under 18 will also be exempt from the need to self-isolate if they are identified as close contacts of a positive case.

Everyone identified as a contact of a positive case will continue to be advised to have a PCR test on day two and day eight, whether they are fully vaccinated or not. 

If you test positive for Coronavirus

If you test positive for coronavirus or have symptoms you must continue to isolate for 10 days, whether you have been vaccinated or not.

Health and social care and visiting hospitals

Some extra safeguards will be put in place for those working with vulnerable people, particularly health and social care staff, including a risk assessment for staff working in health and care and daily lateral flow tests. Members of the public will be strongly advised not to visit hospitals and care homes for 10 days. 

For the latest guidance on COVID restrictions and self-isolation​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window​ please visit the Wales Gov website. 

Information on Self-isolation support payments​