Covid isolation laws set to end

As part of a “living with Covid” plan, the legal requirement to self-isolate after catching Covid in England is expected to be dropped from next week.

It is currently the case that positive or symptomatic people must isolate for up to ten days.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK was in a position to set out a plan for living with Covid “thanks to our successful vaccination programme and the sheer magnitude of people who have come forward to be jabbed”.

Labour warned against “declaring victory before the war is over”.

Mr Johnson added: “Covid will not suddenly disappear, and we need to learn to live with this virus and continue to protect ourselves without restricting our freedoms”.