The legal requirements to self-isolate has been removed, though young people are advised to try to stay at home if they have symptoms of a respiratory infection and a high temperature, or if they feel unwell (returning to school when they feel well enough), and no longer have a high temperature.
If a young person has a positive COVID-19 test, they should avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can.
After 3 days, provided there is no high temperature and they feel well, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.
Children and young people who usually go to school and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend school as normal.