On Saturday, The U.K. government confirmed that people with COVID-19 will not have to legally be required to self isolate themself from next week. This major step was taken under the “living with COVID” plan that will result in testing for the coronavirus scaled back.
UK prime minister Mr. Borris Johnson said that the government is ending all the legal restrictions brought in to retrain the spread of the infection. Speaking ahead of the conference alongside England’s chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty, and Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK government’s chief scientific adviser said that his plan would help the society “towards a return to normality”.
The Covid vaccine program has got the UK in a “strong position to consider lifting the remaining legal restrictions”. The legal requirement to self-isolate for a fixed period of time after testing positive has been in place since the start of the pandemic which is being rolled out.
At present, the positive or asymptomatic people are required to isolate themselves for 10 days. However, they can end their isolation before 10 days if they register negative after the fifth or sixth day.