The government has expanded the list of “vital” sector workers who are not need to be isolated.
As part of a pilot program, the government has added numerous more industries to the list of workers who are not required to self-isolate.
The new plans will let anyone working in HMRC, communications, defense, and prisons to evade quarantine.
People working in the sectors may not need to isolate if they are “pinged” by the NHS app and ordered to do so.
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According to Mirror Online, the exemptions will continue until August 16 and will be available to a “limited number of designated personnel” in the named key services.
It comes a week after police, fire, and border patrol officers were given the option of taking daily tests rather than being quarantined.
The scheme was first introduced after it was reported that 618,903 people in England and Wales received self-isolation notifications last week, setting a new high.
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