OPINION - Talking Point: How do you feel about not having to isolate after a positive Covid test?

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An antigen test for Covid-19 (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
An antigen test for Covid-19 (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)

The news that the government is planning to let the legal requirement to self-isolate if you have Covid expire on March 24 may have been a surprise for many, as we have all got so used to the idea of having restrictions imposed on us ever since the virus landed on these shores sometime in early 2020. And while it is clear that Omicron appears to present more as a mild disease, especially for the vaccinated and those with their booster shots, the idea of simply going about your daily life while knowing you are positive for Covid may still sound alarming.

However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested that there still may be some guidance on what to do if you contract the virus after March 24, saying: "As Covid becomes endemic, we will need to replace legal requirements with advice and guidance, urging people with the virus to be careful and considerate of others.

He added: "The self-isolation regulations expire on March 24, at which point I very much expect not to renew them.

What do you think about the suggestion that you won’t have to isolate if you contract Covid? Would you be happy if the government pursues this position? Let us know in the comments below for the chance to be featured on the ES website tomorrow.

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