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U.K: Update: Self-isolation for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus will be shortened from 14 to 10 days across the UK from today.

U.K: Update: Self-isolation for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus will be shortened from 14 to 10 days across the UK from today.The announcement comes as data shows Covid cases falling in most of England and Northern Ireland. The change will also apply to people instructed to quarantine after returning from high-risk countries. And it means anyone who has been self-isolating for 10 days or more will be able to end their quarantine today.

The change in self-isolation rules was announced in a statement from the four UK chief medical officers (CMOs) said: "After reviewing the evidence, we are now confident that we can reduce the number of days that contacts self-isolate from 14 days to 10.

"People who return from countries which are not on the travel corridor list should also self-isolate for 10 days instead of 14 days."

Authorities also announced last week COVID-19 quarantine exemptions for 'high-value' business travellers which include business travellers, performing arts professionals, journalists and certain others, meaning that if they meet certain conditions they will not have to self-isolate on arrival in the country.

Direct GOV lists the new exemptions HERE

Information Taken from BBC.CO.UK

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