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NEW Covid isolation rule changes are coming in from Mondaybut you might have to stay inside longer than you think.

From January 17, people in England who test positive will be able to leave home after five full days.

What 'five full days' of isolation means, from Monday. يوم 0 is also when you might have noticed symptoms before taking a test

What ‘five full daysof isolation means, from Monday. يوم 0 is also when you might have noticed symptoms before taking a test

They must test negative on lateral flow tests on day five and six in order to be released from isolation.

But the first full day of isolation is NOT the day you test positive or noticed symptomsalthough you must still isolate following either of these events.

This is now known asday zero”, with the next day counting as day one, the UK Health Security Agency confirmed.

An example timeline is as follows:

Monday = Day 0 (when you develop symptoms or get a positive test)

Tuesday = Day 1

Wednesday = Day 2

Thursday = Day 3

Friday = Day 4

Saturday = Day 5 – first lateral flow test

Sunday = Day 6 – second lateral flow test and if both are negative you can leave isolation

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WITH SYMPTOMS

Isolation starts from the day of your first symptoms.

You must remain in isolation for five full days, and can leave after negative lateral flows on days five and six.

وبالتالي, if you noticed symptoms on Monday morning, which counts as day zeroregardless of when you then tested positiveyou can take your first lateral flow test on Saturday (day five). It means you could be free from isolation on Sunday morning after a second negative lateral flow test.

But if you continue to test positive, you must still remain in isolation until you have a negative test.

NO SYMPTOMS

Isolation starts from the day of your first positive lateral flow test.

You must remain in isolation for five full days, and can leave after negative lateral flows on days five and six.

على سبيل المثال, if you test positive on Monday morning at 11am, which counts as day zero, you must wait until Saturday (day five) to do your first test and see if you are negative. It means you could be free from isolation on Sunday morning after a second negative lateral flow test.

But if you continue to test positive, you must still remain in isolation until you have a negative test.

Omicron is now the dominant strain in the UK and most people testing positive with the variant suffer with cold like symptoms.

New rules now say anyone who tests positive on a lateral flow must log their results and isolate, and if they don’t have symptoms they don’t need to have a PCR.

If they do have symptoms they still must take a PCR follow-up, regardless of the LTF result.

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A string of hugely positive studies show Omicron is milder than other strains in the vaccinated, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 ل 70 per cent lower than with Delta.

Covid booster jabs protect against Omicron and offer the best chance to get through the جائحة, health officials have repeatedly said.

The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is helping get the vital extra vaccines in Britsarms to ward off the need for any new restrictions.

The rule change was confirmed by Health Minister Sajid Javid yesterdayafter experts had called for isolation to be slashed, while the NHS struggles with mass staff absences.

Health chiefs had resisted doing this sooner, after already reducing isolation from ten to seven days just before Christmas.

هو قال: “UKHSA data shows that around two-thirds of positive cases are no longer infectious by the end of day five and we want to use the testing capacity that we’ve built up to help these people leave isolation safely.

After reviewing all of the evidence, we’ve made the decision to reduce the minimum self-isolation period to five full days in England.

From Monday, people can test twice before they goleaving isolation at the start of day six.

These two tests are critical to these balanced and proportionate plans, and I’d urge everyone to take advantage of the capacity we have built up in tests so we can restore the freedoms to this country while we’re keeping everyone safe.

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