The Government's Chief Medical Officers have carefully reviewed all the data and evidence available about the incubation of the virus. As a result, the self-isolation period will be reduced from 14 days to 10 days this week across the UK. Self-isolation is essential to reducing the spread of COVID as it breaks the chains of transmission.
It is vital that you self-isolate and get a test if you have symptoms of Covid-19. With the good news on testing and vaccines, I am confident that we can beat this together by continuing to play our part and following the guidance.
People who return from countries which are not on the travel corridor list should also self-isolate for 10 days instead of 14 days.
People who test positive should continue to self-isolate for 10 days from onset of symptoms or 10 days from point of taking a positive test if asymptomatic.