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Isolation rules relaxed for fully vaccinated direct contacts

Isolation rules relaxed for fully vaccinated direct contacts

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Isolation rules relaxed for fully vaccinated direct contacts

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Fully vaccinated direct contacts of people with covid will no longer have to isolate for 10 days, the Government has announced.

The new rule, which comes into force immediately, will see anyone that have had both jabs of the covid vaccine allowed to leave isolation after a single negative test.

They will, however, have to have follow-up tests on Days 5 and 10.

The same isolation rules will also apply to anyone identified as a direct contact in travel-related circumstances.

Healthcare workers identified as direct contacts will also be able to leave isolation after a single negative test, but will be subject to daily follow-up tests until day 10.

In all cases, the individual must isolate immediately if they develop covid symptoms.

Anyone not fully vaccinated will still have to isolate for 10 days, undergoing three covid tests.

Given the current high numbers of children having to isolate and learn from home after being named direct contacts, Public Health is currently considering a different set of rules for children, which will be put before Ministers next week. The Government has declined to confirm what options it is looking at, but says it is weighing up the risk of covid infection and its potential long-term impact with mental health concerns.

Nine schoolchildren are currently confirmed to have the virus, and three early years children.

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Posted by Jon Jon on
Going be interesting how this works out, double vaccinated can still end up with covid,at moment less serious, but a new delta + in India and a few cases in uk now.
Posted by on
The council of ministers is irresponsible in letting this happen.

It is putting people at risk of catching the virus or variants regardless of whether they have had the vaccine or not.

Perhaps this is just a ploy so that they force people into taking the vaccine through forced intimidation and fear of catching the virus or variant?
Posted by Danny Moisan on
oh well, we live in a nice sunny holiday island, I am not too desperate to travel well not desperate enough to get vaccinated! this is definitely the blackmail approach the government are taking, when you need to resort to paying so called movie stars to promote your vaccine then the signs are ominous! ask me again in ten years, that's if I don't die of sarcasm & covid-boredom before that.
Posted by IanSmith97 on
We have to stop cowering away from life. If you don’t want to go out, then don’t. Let the rest of us, especially the double vaccinated, live our lives after doing our own risk assessment. All life is a risk, we do small risk assessments every day. ‘Shall I walk out in front of that car to save 30 seconds crossing the road? No, that’s not worth the risk”.
Posted by Keith Marsh on
What our wonderful government forgot to tell us is that 41% of all over 18's have NOT had two vaccinations and almost none of the under 18's. So open up sure but WITH CARE.
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