Step 4: Most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 have been lifted
You can find out more on coronavirus guidance and the current restrictions here.
From 16 August 2021, adults who are double vaccinated, and children under 18, no longer need to isolate when in contact with a positive COVID case. You can read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/self-isolation-removed-for-double-jabbed-close-contacts-from-16-august
Updated: 16th August 2021
Symptoms of Coronavirus
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
When & How you will get your results
If you have had a test at a test site, it can take up to 48 hours to get your result. It may take up to 72 hours for a home test. You’ll get an email, text or call from the NHS Test and Trace service.
If you have any concerns about how long it is taking, please email VTNTesting@lancashire.gov.uk
Burnley residents on low incomes who need to self-isolate and are unable to work from home can now apply for the Government’s self-isolation payment scheme, worth £500. To learn more about the eligibility criteria, and to apply for the payment, please visit the following site:
If you are having trouble accessing this service through the digital link please call Burnley Council on 01282 425011 and a member of staff will be able to support you.