Covid self-isolation rules in England set to be removed by the end of next week ITV News Political Reporter Harry Horton on the plans to remove all Covid rules in England from next week
The PM is expected to confirm that all coronavirus restrictions will end in the coming days, as we rely on vaccines and anti-virals to combat the virus.
Mr Johnson said: “Covid will not suddenly disappear, and we need to learn to live with this virus and continue to protect ourselves without restricting our freedoms.
"We’ve built up strong protections against this virus over the past two years through the vaccine rollouts, tests, new treatments, and the best scientific understanding of what this virus can do.
“Thanks to our successful vaccination programme and the sheer magnitude of people who have come forward to be jabbed we are now in a position to set out our plan for living with Covid this week.”
However there has been hesitancy among some scientists to end virus restrictions completely, as infection numbers are still in their thousands.
A total of 34,377 coronavirus cases were recorded on Saturday in the UK - the majority of those in England.
The current self-isolation rules in England are if you test positive for Covid or develop the main symptoms of coronavirus, you must self-isolate for 10 days or fully-vaccinated people can end self-isolation early following two negative lateral flow tests on days five and six.