From 24 February 2022, close contacts no longer need to self-isolate regardless of their vaccination status.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
Read the latest self-isolation guidance.
Under-5s do not need to self-isolate if a close contact of a positive case.
If you insist on your child attending nursery or a child minder when they have symptoms, the setting can take the decision to refuse your child if, in their reasonable judgement, it is necessary to protect other pupils and staff from possible infection with COVID-19. Their decision would need to be carefully considered in light of all the circumstances and current public health advice.
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges.