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Double prick eases self-isolation rules

The current Covid restrictions are set to change again on Monday, with self-isolation being scrapped if you are double jabbed. From the 16th August, the rules in England are set to ease once again to allow more people to travel, and require fewer people to isolate after coming in close contact with the virus.

People who have received both doses of the vaccine will no longer need to self-isolate when coming into contact with someone who tests positive for the virus.

Current restrictions require a person to isolate for 10 days when ‘pinged’ by the NHS app or directly contacted by Test and Trace.

It was revealed last month that more people in Leeds were ‘pinged’ by the app than anywhere else in the country, with more than 600,000 being told to isolate across the UK in just seven days.Single-jabbed people or those yet to receive a dose will still be required by law to self-isolate if told to do so by the NHS app or Test and Trace.

Covid measures in schools, such as ‘bubbles’, will also come to an end on Monday as restrictions continue to ease.

Paolo Sorbello

Paolo Sorbello is a journalist and researcher. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, studying state-business relations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. He is also the Business News Editor of the weekly newspaper The Conway Bulletin.

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