Easing of Covid-19 restrictions

The government has removed remaining domestic Covid-19 restrictions in England:

  • You are not legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid-19.
  • You do not have to take daily tests and are not legally required to self-isolate if you come into contact with someone who has tested positive.

From 1 April:

  • Covid-19 tests will no longer be free for most people.
  • The use of Covid passports will no longer be recommended, except for international travel.
  • The government will be updating its guidance on the steps people with Covid-19 should take to be careful and considerate of others.

There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading Covid-19:

  • Get vaccinated and get your booster, visit the NHS Covid-19 vaccination webpage for more information at
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors or meet outside.
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces.
  • Get tested if you have Covid-19 symptoms and stay home if possible.

Remaining UK Covid-19 travel restrictions have ended

All remaining Covid-19 travel restrictions have now been removed, meaning people arriving in England:

  • Won’t need to take any Covid-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive.
  • Don’t need to fill in a UK passenger locator form before you travel.
  • Won’t need to quarantine when you arrive.

These changes apply whether you are vaccinated or not, but other countries still have Covid-19 entry rules in place. You should check travel advice before you travel.

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Covid-19 vaccination drop-in clinics

Residents who haven’t yet received their Covid-19 vaccination can visit one of the drop-in clinics across Surrey to receive their jab. Full details, including clinic locations and opening dates, can be found on the NHS Surrey Heartlands website.

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