THE self-isolation period for residents who test positive for Covid is set to be cut.

People will be able to leave their isolation five full days - or on day six - after receiving a positive result or experiencing Covid symptoms, providing they have negative LFTs on days five and six.

These changes will come into effect from Monday.

Health secretary Sajid Javid said: “After reviewing all of the evidence, we’ve made the decision to reduce the minimum self-isolation period to five full days in England.

“From Monday, people can test twice before they go leaving isolation at the start of day six.”