Quarantine can be lifted for recipients of two doses of coronavirus vaccine after government-approved proposals are considered.
Downing Street said it was considering whether to take all legal self-immolation for fully immunized people who come in contact with such a person “as part of a complete Phase 4 world”. Whether or not to abandon isolation measures
Getting the four phases of the government’s roadmap out of the lockdown was delayed last month.
The prime minister announced on June 14 that a week later, Independence Day would be pushed back four weeks in the hope that more people would be vaccinated amid rising population levels.
The latest news came after the Times reported that the Code Operations Committee would meet on Monday in which ministers are expected to sign the plan, which would mean that after July 19, there will be a double job. People will be “advised”. , But do not need to take daily tests.
However, a scientific adviser said the problems associated with such a waiver “outweigh the potential benefits” and warned that it could lead to “resentment”.
Professor Robert West, a health psychologist who is a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group for Behaviors (SPI-B) who advises Sage, told Times Radio: “The most serious problem is that If you have a situation where not everyone has lived, even if you are offered a vaccine, you have already received a great injustice.
“When you are treated unfairly in such situations, you get angry and when you get angry you can lose compliance.”
But Professor West’s claim has been challenged by other medical experts who have said it is “absolutely right” to allow them to give full taxpayers maximum freedom.
Dr Bharat Pankhnia, a senior clinical lecturer in treatable diseases at the University of Exeter, told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that vaccines are breaking the link between cases, hospital admissions and deaths, which means ” We can start thinking of other uncertain measures. There is no need to quarantine after a full immunization.
Epidemiologist Professor Christopher Fraser, who advised the Department of Health on tests and traces, said the “midway” suggestion might be that people who have had both pockets should be tested every day instead of on a daily basis. Is taken.
The Oxford University academic said he had agreed to a policy of isolation that “needs to be revised in light of vaccine effectiveness data”.
Amid the “dangerous” increase in cases, the government has also asked doctors to maintain cowardly measures beyond July 19.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has now said it is “extremely important” to take some precautionary measures to prevent a growing number of cases that have a “devastating effect” on people’s health, the NHS, the economy and education. ” Is.
Dr Chand Nagpal, chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) Council, said easing sanctions was not an “all or nothing” decision, and that “flexible, cautious” measures would lead to more waves, new variations and Will be important to reduce the effects of lockdown. .
According to the Times, Professor Chris White, England’s chief medical officer, has privately predicted that the use of face masks will be required after the Prime Minister’s “Termination Date” is unlocked.
Downing Street said no decision has been made on whether the home-based work could be sustained after easing the social distance measures following speculation in the press.
Following these reports, Health Secretary Sajid Javed declined to confirm, when MPs in the Commons this week asked him if all restrictions on Stage 4 of the roadmap outside the lockdown would be lifted.