Covid Self-Isolation Period Slashed To Five Days, Announces Sajid Javid - HUFFINGTONPOST
JANUARY 13, 2022
Health secretary says new rule in England will come into force from Monday.
By Alexandra Rogers
Health secretary Sajid Javid has announced that the self-isolation period following a positive Covid test will be cut from seven to five days.
From Monday, people in England will only have to self-isolate for five full days, but will have to take two negative tests before they leave isolation at the start of day six.
The health secretary said the decision had been made following data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) which showed that around two thirds of positive cases are no longer infectious by the end of day five.