These required to quarantine after coming back from international locations which aren’t on the journey hall listing may also see their isolation interval diminished, in an strategy agreed by all 4 nations.
Well being chiefs stated in a joint assertion that following a evaluation of the proof, they had been “assured” that the self-isolation interval might be shortened.
This discount already applies in Wales following an announcement by the Welsh Authorities earlier this week, whereas it can take impact in England, Scotland and Northern Eire from Monday.
The brand new guidelines will apply to all those that are at the moment self-isolating, together with those that started doing so earlier than Monday.
“Self-isolation is important to lowering the unfold of Covid because it breaks the chains of transmission,” a joint assertion by the well being chiefs stated.
“After reviewing the proof, we are actually assured that we will scale back the variety of days that contacts self-isolate from 14 days to 10 days.
“Individuals who return from international locations which aren’t on the journey hall listing must also self-isolate for 10 days as an alternative of 14 days.”
They stated those that take a look at constructive for Covid-19 ought to proceed to self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of signs, or from taking a constructive take a look at if asymptomatic.
“We urge everybody to self-isolate when acceptable, it can save lives,” they added.
The joint assertion was issued by England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty, Scotland’s interim chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith, Northern Eire’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride and Wales’ chief medical officer Dr Frank Atherton.
NHS Check and Hint will inform folks to self-isolate for 10 days from Monday, however as a result of time taken to develop technical adjustments, the NHS Covid-19 app will solely do the identical from Thursday.
Those that obtain a notification to self-isolate on the app previous to Thursday will be capable to finish their quarantine when the countdown timer says thee days.