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COVID-19: People who had both jabs may no longer need to self-quarantine | UK News

The government “is considering” removing quarantine requirements for those who have received both doses of the vaccine.

Downing Street has said it is seeking to drop all legal self-isolation measures for fully vaccinated people who come into contact with an infected person “in the post-Stage 4 world.”

Ministers had previously considered replacing self-isolation with daily testing based on the results of a number of ongoing pilot projects.

But officials confirmed over the weekend that further consideration is underway to make the testing requirement advisory rather than mandatory for those who have had two jabs.

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If approved, the plan will not go into effect on July 19, “Freedom Day,” sources indicating the timeline would be “much later” than the date scheduled for all restrictions to end.

This is likely to meet with opposition given the disruption isolation can cause over the summer as cases increase.

Several different proposals are said to be under consideration without any final decision having yet been taken.

Plans to allow doubly vaccinated people to avoid quarantine when returning from Amber List countries are also being considered with an announcement of the plan scheduled for next week.

A science adviser said the issues with allowing people who have both jabs to be exempted “outweigh the potential benefits” and warned that it could cause “resentment”.

Professor Robert West, a health psychologist who is a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviors (SPI-B), told Times Radio: “The biggest problem is if you find yourself in a situation where not everyone is haven’t even received the vaccine so you already clearly have a huge …

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