Emergency workers won’t need to be jabbed to have self-isolation exemption as testing expanded

People in frontline roles such as police, fire and the Border Force, will be able to avoid quarantine – regardless of vaccine status – if they are a close contact of a positive COVID case, as the government expands workplace testing in England.

Minister says now ‘as good a time as any’ to lift most COVID rules – but urges people to remain ‘careful’ and ‘vigilant’

A minister has told Sky News he is “confident” the government is doing the right thing by lifting almost all coronavirus restrictions in England, as a top World Health Organization (WHO) envoy warned: “This virus hasn’t gone away.”