Covid-19 self-isolation period reduced to five days in England from Monday

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  • Wes Streeting
    Labour politician, former NUS leader (born 1983)

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has told MPs the time Covid-19 cases in England have to spend in self-isolation will be cut to allow people to leave after completing a “minimum” of five full days, with negative tests on days five and six. Labour's shadow health secretary Wes Streeting welcomed the announcement, noting it would mean the Prime Minister – who is self-isolating after a family member tested positive for Covid-19 – would be available "to face the music at Prime Minister's questions next week".

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