Self-isolation relaxation: “Too far, too fast”

Commenting on the Government’s plans to relax the self-isolation rules for under 18s and those that are fully vaccinated, Liberal Democrat Health and Social Care spokesperson, Munira Wilson MP said: “The Government is going too far too fast. There is certainly a need to rationalise the self-isolation rules for those who are double jabbed and under 18s, but not to scrap them entirely. 

Munira Wilson

“As we head into winter the virus will only spread faster and we still need measures in place to slow the spread. There are still 3.8 million critically extremely vulnerable people who are at significant risk who have not yet had their booster jabs. Masks on public transport and sensible self-isolation rules will be key to keeping them safe and healthy.

“The Liberal Democrats believe that the Government must still require people to isolate if pinged and take a PCR test, but should it come back negative they can leave self-isolation immediately. We feel this is a sensible balance between the need to continue to control the virus and recognising the effectiveness of vaccination.”

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