Keir Starmer urges No 10 to bring forward Covid isolation end date

Posted by on July 30, 2021 3:29 am
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Labour leader calls for date on which fully vaccinated in England can avoid self-isolation to match that of Wales

Keir Starmer has challenged Downing Street to bring forward the date on which fully vaccinated people in England can avoid coronavirus isolation if they have been in contact with a person who has tested positive, in a move that would match a date of 7 August in Wales.

The call from the Labour leader – which adds to pressure from Conservative MPs – comes after the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, insisted on Thursday that the public had to “stick with” the 16 August date.

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