Test, trace and isolate

The test, trace and isolate steps continue to play an important role in managing Covid in our community by preventing the virus spreading.



  • with symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate and get a free PCR test. You should continue to self-isolate unless you receive a negative test result.
  • who tests positive must self-isolate for 10 days. Financial and practical support is available for those who need it.
If you suspect a possible breach of self-isolation legislation by an individual you can report this via the Constabulary website.

If you are concerned about a business not adhering to the self-isolation rules you can also speak to your local Environment Health team. Find your local council - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Contacts of a confirmed case

If you:

  • have had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine;
  • have taken part in / are currently part of an approved vaccine trial;
  • are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons; or
  • are aged under 18 years old;

you don't need to isolate but it is advised that you get a PCR test and limit socialising to keep loved ones and the wider community safe.

Page updated: 14/09/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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