Sajid Javid announcement: Health Secretary set to confirm END of self-isolation rules

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The Health Secretary will announce in the Commons a marked shift in policy for those found to have come into contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus.

Mr Javid is set to tell MPs those who have received two injections will be allowed to continue their daily life without the need to quarantine.

It comes just the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to scrap the vast majority of coronavirus legislation from Stage 4 of his roadmap out of lockdown.

With more than 86 percent of the adult population now having received one vaccine, and two-third expected to have been given a top-up dose by July 19, ministers are looking to end draconian rules that have been imposed of Britons since March 2020.

Mr Javid said he would set out his plans for a “more proportionate system” on isolation in the Commons this afternoon.

“We will have a more proportionate system of test, trace and isolate, and it is absolutely right that those that have been double jabbed that we can take a different approach than the one we take today,” he told BBC Breakfast.

“In terms of what we will be doing exactly, you will have to wait for my statement to Parliament later today.”

The Health Secretary will outline his plans to MPs at 12.30pm.

He is set to announce that advice will change so that only those who have been doubled jabbed and test positive for coronavirus will be required to isolate for 10 days.

The NHS test and trace app will be updated so that those who have come into close contact with a Covid case will not be required to quarantine if they have received both doses.

Restrictions on those fully vaccinated returning from countries abroad are also set to be eased.

It was announced last month that in the near future, those who have had two doses will not be required to quarantine if returning from an amber list country, potentially opening up a far larger number of holiday destinations for Britons this summer.

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