Why has the Covid isolation period been cut?
The decision comes after ‘careful consideration’ by the Government following new data presented by the UK Health Security Agency (HSA).
The latest findings from the HSA found that two-thirds of positive cases were no longer infectious by day five.
With testing guidance having been updated earlier this week, the shift in England’s Coronavirus protocol is promising for businesses, education and the economy.
Mr Javid claims that the reduced isolation period makes England one of the freest countries in Europe, adding that Brits are “leading the world in how to live with Covid”, reports the BBC.