Wales abandoned its tough stance on Covid today as its self-isolation period was cut to five days in the face of plummeting reported infections, while Scotland axed work-from-home guidance. MailOnline has more.
From Friday [in Wales] people will be able to end their isolation as long as they have two negative lateral flow tests on days five and six.
Health Minister Eluned Morgan confirmed the changes would come into force from January 28th, the same day the country is expected to complete the move to alert level zero.
It will bring the nation in line with the measures already in place in England and Northern Ireland.
And it comes the day after Nicola Sturgeon drastically softened Scotland’s Covid rules, including ending working from home guidance. …
Scottish First Minister Sturgeon bowed to pressure to axe working from home rules last night as she revealed a ‘phased’ return to the office for millions of Scots.
She told MSPs the Scottish Government is updating its guidance to take effect from next Monday.
Ms Sturgeon has said a requirement for two-metre physical distancing in settings where face coverings are exempt is being reduced to one metre.
The change will apply to settings such as religious services and those carrying out receptionist duties.
Updating MSPs at Holyrood yesterday, the First Minister also announced a change affecting organised activities for children.
She said: “From Friday, face coverings will no longer be required for any adult taking part in organised activities when they are directly interacting with children under the age of five.”
The requirement for secondary school pupils to wear face masks will receive “careful consideration”.
Slow progress in the right direction, but still struggling to let go it seems.
Worth reading in full.