COVID-19: Changes to self-isolation rule on August 16th

Boris Johnson says the remaining restrictions on the coronavirus in England will be lifted on 16 August for completely vaccinated people.

Recent data have shown a decrease in the number of daily cases. However, Mr. Johnson indicated that it was premature to draw general conclusions.

The daily number of cases declined but rose significantly on Wednesday, with 27,734 reported cases.

In England, the next date to remove the current self-isolation requirement is 16 August.

If Test and Trace contacts you, the NHS will ask you to isolate yourselves, but you may not be legally obligated to do so.

While the percentage of adults who received a double injection reached 70%, the percentage of individuals receiving their first dose of vaccination reached 88%.

The Prime Minister dismissed Gove’s description of people who did not receive the vaccine as “selfish”.

The government plans to introduce an NHS COVID-19 pass to allow people to demonstrate that they have been fully immunized.

The UK donates nine million vaccine doses to the poorest countries. It is the first of 100 million surplus doses that the UK has promised to donate.