NEWS | Quarantine for COVID-19 contacts could be reduced to seven days

The time in which a contact of somebody that has tested positive for COVID-19 has to self-isolate, may be reduced to seven days, from the current two week period, due to rising concerns over public compliance with the NHS Test and Trace system.

The move wouldn’t apply to those that test positive for the virus. It is reported that government ministers are looking at implementing changes due to growing frustration that the system isn’t working.

The Telegraph quoted a Number 10 source as saying: “Compliance is not as high as we would like and self-isolation is key if we are going to beat the virus.”

Just 59.6% of the contacts of people who tested positive for the disease were successfully contacted and told to quarantine last week.