Sajid Javid called for a careful restoration to normality as the self-isolation rules that sparked the pingdemic were subsequently eased.
And for those who’ve been double jabbed and under 18s will no longer be required to isolate for ten days if they’re pinged by the NHS app or contacted by the Test and Trace service.
It’s one of the biggest moves the country has taken on the road back to normality, and the Health Secretary said the successful vaccine rollout has enabled the Government to relax rules that had forced millions to isolate themselves at home, crushing businesses and schools.
However, Sajid Javid and other health experts proceeded to urge caution, and he said that the British public had played an important role following self-isolation rules during the pandemic, sacrificing so much to help bring the virus under restraint.
He said that the requirement for double jabbed and under 18s who are contacts of people with COVID 19 had been removed as they take another step back towards normality, thanks to the success of the vaccine rollout.
Yesterday, 26,750 coronavirus cases were recorded as well as another 61 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.
It comes as scientists warned that as the double vaccinated can still catch and pass on COVID, relaxation of the rules would unavoidably lead to more infections.
Professor Lawrence Young, of Warwick Medical School, said that it was necessary to understand that the virus was still circulating in the population and that the more infectious Delta variant has altered the equation.
And Dr Peter English, former chairman of the BMA public health medicine committee, said there will now be more infections in under 18s and added that given that they don’t yet completely understand the long term consequences of COVID 19 infection, this was a tremendous gamble.
The NHS app was started in September last year and it tells users if their smartphones have been near someone who has tested positive for COVID, but as lockdowns lifted and the Delta variant spread, the app led to the chaos that was dubbed the pingdemic.
In the week of July 21, a record 689,313 people in England and Wales were told to isolate.
The pingdemic caused such huge staff shortages, leading to empty shop shelves and cancelled trains, that the Government had to exempt key workers from the rules, including those in the food industry and those working on public transport.
There were a lot of people of course, that never got pinged because they didn’t download the app. And is the pandemic really over, or will Sajid Javid just backtrack come October and November with the colder weather coming? Because of course, big government is more dangerous than any virus.
And now because of them, numerous businesses are going down the swanny, along with our GP service that now isn’t available to the public, unless it’s over the telephone – the whole world has gone crazy now.
Hospital waiting lists are so extensive in the waiting time that people will have to wait years for an appointment, which is great for the government because now they’re banking on people going private for their treatment, just so they can convince us that private is the way to go, and way better than the NHS.
But many people voted for the Tories, who then cut public services to the bone, and then those people dared to complain about it, and it seems that common sense has gone out of the window. It went out of the window two years ago, but the biggest problem is we’ve enabled it to happen, with all this mainstream media who are economical with the truth, what hope is there?