COVID-19: List of 16 sectors where workers may be exempt from isolation revealed

COVID-19: List of 16 sectors where workers may be exempt from isolation revealed

The government has released a list of 16 sectors where fully vaccinated workers may be exempt from isolation if they are told to quarantine after coming into close contact with a positive COVID case. The sectors include energy, civil nuclear, digital infrastructure, food production and supply, waste, water, veterinary medicines, essential chemicals, essential transport, medicines, medical devices, clinical consumable supplies, emergency services, border control, essential defence outputs, and local government. Those covered will be able to leave their COVID-19 isolation to travel to work and do their jobs after a negative daily test but must remain at home otherwise and go straight into quarantine if they receive a positive result. It will only apply to workers who are fully vaccinated - and 14 days after their second coronavirus jab. The government had said they would publish a list of critical jobs that would be exempt - but there is so far nothing more specific than the sectors named above. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world The exemptions will only be open to a "limited number of …
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