LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – People in England with COVID-19 will from late February no longer be legally required to self-isolate to stem the spread of COVID-19, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, proposing to speed up existing plans to live with the virus.
Johnson ended almost all COVID-19 restrictions in England last July, and last month lifted «Plan B» measures that had been temporarily imposed to slow the spread of the more recent Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
He has said he wishes to go further as part of the shift towards learning to live with COVID, and England is set to become the first major economy to replace legal requirements for people to self-isolate with guidance. read more
«It is my intention to return on the first day after the half-term recess to present our strategy for living with COVID,» Johnson told lawmakers. Parliament returns on Feb. 21.