From today, in England, people who test postive for covid can end self-isolation after 5 full days subject to certain conditions:
- That you test negative on a lateral flow test on day 5 and then again – at least a full 24 hours later – on day 6
- And you DO NOT have a temperature.
If you meet these conditions you can end your isolation following your test on day 6.
If your tests are still showing you are positive, you must stay in isolation until you have 2 negative tests on consecutive days, or after 10 days.
If you do leave isolation early you are strongly advised to wear face coverings, limit close contact with other people in crowded or poorly ventilated spaces and generally be extra careful as there is still a small chance of remaining infectious.