Boris Johnson Set to Lift Self-Isolation Laws

The seven-day self-isolation period has been cut down to five days in England.

Boris Johnson has recently enforced new rules based on informed decisions based on medical evidence to shorten the isolation period for people recovering from covid.

To leave isolation, people will need to produce a negative lateral flow test on days five and six.

Meanwhile, 16 to 17 year-olds are now able to walk-in vaccination centres or book their boosters in England.

People in England can now take a lateral flow test on day five. If it is negative, they can take another test 24 hours later on day six. Assuming this is also negative – and they do not have a temperature – they can immediately leave isolation.

Those who leave self-isolation on or after day six following negative tests – and do not have a temperature – are strongly advised to wear face coverings, limit close contact with other people in crowded or poorly ventilated spaces, and work from home if they can do so.

In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland people must still self-isolate for at least seven days as soon as symptoms develop, or – if they have no symptoms – when they test positive.


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