Only about half of people with coronavirus symptoms self-isolate for a week, scientists advising the Government suggested, raising concerns over whether future outbreaks can be prevented. The disclosure of low compliance with a key rule in suppressing Covid-19 comes days before the lockdown is eased, with people being asked to isolate for 14 days even if they do not have symptoms. Under the NHS test and trace programme, people in England will be told to quarantine themselves for two weeks if they come into contact with someone who has tested positive. A document released on Friday shows behavioural experts informing the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) warned of the low compliance seen on a Department of Health and Social Care tracker. People walk past closed shops on Oxford Street in central London’s main high street retail shopping area on May 29, 2020 ahead of some shops reopening from their coronavirus shutdown from next week The four Home Nations now have significantly different sets of lockdown rules in place RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Most schools in England WILL reopen on Monday in boost to… Who’ll tame the dragon? After its ruthless clampdown on Hong… The apocalyptic virus that would… Read full this story
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