The Government is expected to sign off on a plan that will lift mandatory isolation for those who have received both jabs – even if they have come in contact with someone who has tested positive. The Times newspaper says that, on Monday, ministers will sign off plans which fully vaccinated will be “advised” to undergo testing if they have such contact.
Their report suggests ministers “intend to drop all legal requirements on those who have had both jabs if they encounter a confirmed case.”
From July 19 mandatory, social distancing and masks are set to be ditched and the size of private gatherings will not be controlled anymore.
However, in a recent statement the Prime Minister said that some “precautions” may remain.
Current restrictions include the “rule of six”, table service in pubs and clubs haven’t opened their doors since the beginning of the pandemic due to capacity limits.
Many favourite holiday destinations have restricted non-vaccinated people from entering.
Spain, Portugal and Malta have increased restrictions to British visitors due to the Delta Covid variant in the country.
Holidaymakers traveling to Portugal will have to quarantine for 14 days or prove that they have received their second jab a fortnight before their flight.
In Spain, people are required to provide a negative PCR test when arriving, or prove that they are fully vaccinated.
Malta is only allowing fully vaccinated travellers.
Last week the UK saw a 72 percent increase in cases – 99 percent of them were categorised as the Delta variant, according to Public Health England data.
On Thursday, the country reported 27,556 new cases and the seven day average last week was 20,556.
On July 2, there were 27 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test.
The new plan to abolish quarantine for the vaccinated is likely to come into play by late august as government is waiting for results from a trial that will determine if the new regime will go ahead.
The trial is observing 40,000 people who are asked to take daily tests rather than self-isolate.
Author: Isabella Marsans
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