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Coronavirus: 10-day isolation period cut to seven days with negative test result

The self-isolation period for people infected with covid is dropping from 10 days to seven in the UK - if they can test negative twice.

The self-isolation period for people infected with covid is dropping from 10 days to seven in the UK - if they can test negative twice. People will now be able to end their quarantine three days early by providing negative lateral flow results on days six and seven. The government has announced the changes to minimise disruption caused by increasing covid numbers and the spread of the Omicron variant.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said:

"I think this is a very sensible, balanced and proportionate step to take.

"We want to reduce the disruption to people's everyday lives caused by the pandemic."

The covid rate of infection in Harrogate currently stands at 528 cases per 100,000 people, just above the average for North Yorkshire which is 497. 135,087 people have had their first dose of the vaccination whilst 125,520 have also had their second. 95,631 residents have had their booster jab. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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