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COVID tests ‘won’t be mandatory’ for fully vaccinated people to avoid isolation if ‘pinged’ from 16 August

Written by on 28/07/2021

Fully vaccinated people will not be legally required to take a coronavirus test to avoid isolation if “pinged” from 16 August, Sky News understands.

It has already been announced by the government that people who have been double jabbed will no longer have to isolate after contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 from that date.

Instead, it had been expected that people would have to take a test to leave isolation.

But Sky News understands the tests will be encouraged rather than mandatory – unless you develop symptoms.

 Sky News

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