Covid self-isolation in England being cut to five full days
Following an announcement by Health Secretary Sajid Javid on 13 January, the self-isolation period for people who test positive for Covid-19 is being cut to five full days in England.
From Monday 17 January, people will be able to leave isolation from day six, if they have two negative lateral flow tests on days five and six, 24 hours apart.
The change is being brought in to reduce staffing pressures in some sectors, including the NHS.
The self-isolation period was cut from 10 to seven days with negative tests on days six and seven back in December.
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