Interim guidance on the benefits of full vaccination against COVID-19 for transmission and implications for non-pharmaceutical interventions.
In the light of the available evidence, ECDC has developed scenarios where Member States can consider waiving or relaxing NPIs in meetings between two individuals, households or social bubbles:“As the vaccination roll-out advances, it is encouraging to have evidence-based recommendations that immunisation can slowly allow relaxation of non-pharmaceutical interventions such use of masks and physical distancing. While relaxation of the protection measures must be done gradually and based on careful assessments of the risks involved, we are confident that increased vaccination coverage will have a positive and direct impact towards returning to normal lives.” said Andrea Ammon, ECDC Director.
- When fully vaccinated individuals meet other fully vaccinated individuals, NPIs such as physical distancing and the wearing of face masks can be relaxed, including for older adults;
- When fully vaccinated young and middle-aged adults meet unvaccinated people, NPIs such as physical distancing and wearing of face masks can be relaxed as long as no one present has a risk factor for severe disease.
Once you're vaccinated...you can stop wearing your mask and stop social distancing.
However our governments are clinging on to lockdowns for everyone.