UK isolation period for anyone with symptoms of possible COVID-19 will be increased to 10 days from
the current seven, according to media reports late on Wednesday.
Doctors have urged the government to take stronger action to prevent a second wave of coronavirus ravaging the UK.
The British Medical Association chief told The Independent ministers’ mixed messaging and lack
of a “systemic approach” to Covid-19 was behind a recent rise in cases.
During a television interview this morning, Matt Hancock admitted a second infection wave was
“starting to roll across Europe” and pledged to do “everything we can to prevent it reaching these shores”.
The health secretary also tacitly confirmed reports overnight that the self-isolation period for people with Covid-19
symptoms in England would be extended to 10 days. ministers are now exploring ways to reduce
the 14-day quarantine period for those entering the UK, which could mean that quarantine
and self-isolation periods are standardized at 10 days