The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has said the government are planning to scrap the 10 day isolation period for those who have had both vaccines.
This approach is currently being piloted which will be introduced when scientists have looked at the data, which will be replaced with daily testing.
Hancock told BBC Breakfast, “We’re not ready to be able to take that step yet, but it’s something that I want to see and we will introduce, subject to clinical advice, as soon as it’s reasonable to do so.”
When asked if the remaining restrictions in England will be lifted before 19 July, he said, “We are looking at the data, and we’ve said that we’ll take a specific look two weeks into the four-week delay that we had to put in place to get more people vaccinated, so we’ll do that.
“But I have every confidence that the more people get vaccinated, the easier it is, the safer it is to lift restrictions.
“We had to have the delay in order to get more people vaccinated, especially those second vaccines to protect people, we’re being careful, we’re being cautious.
“But I have a high degree of confidence that this vaccine is going to get us out of this, and the more people who come forward, the easier that will be.”
He said more than a million second jabs for people over the age of 50 have been done in just 10 days.
“So we are getting there.”
He added, “We’re not quite there yet but we’re getting there and you can see it in the data, you can see the protection that people are getting.”
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