News 9 February 2022

Boris Johnson Announces Plan To Scrap Covid Self-Isolation Rules This Month

9 February 2022
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Boris Johnson revealed in parliament today that he plans to end COVID-19 self-isolation in two weeks.

Under his plans to move the country forward into learning to live with the coronavirus, Boris has said that instead of letting the self-isolation regulation laws expire on the 24th of March, Boris will bring the date forward.

Speaking at PMQs, Boris said: “It is my intention to return on the first day after the half-term recess to present our strategy for living with Covid.

“Provided the current encouraging trends in the data continue, it is my expectation that we’ll be able to end the last domestic restrictions, including the legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive, a full month early.”

Former Brexit minister Lord Frost said on the plan: “The PM’s plan to end all COVID restrictions a month early is the right thing to do and is extremely welcome.

“I hope the government will also make clear we will not go down the road of coercive lockdowns ever again.”

Last month, Boris spoke about his intentions with MPs and said: “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.”

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