As at 14th February 2022, a total of 52,522,201 people in the UK had received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine (91.3% of the population aged 12 and over) and 48,777,079 people had received both doses (84.8%). A total of 37,818,285 people had received a booster jab (65.8%).
At present, anyone who has Covid symptoms or who tests positive for Covid via a PCR or lateral flow test must immediately self-isolate for at least five full days.
The current regulations expire on 24th March, but the prime minister said that he expects to lift them a month earlier, as long as the current “encouraging trends in data continue”. Boris Johnson said he intended to set out the government’s strategy for living with Covid on 21st February, after the half-term recess.
Should the self-isolation rules end, the prime minister has indicated previously that it is likely the government will “replace legal requirements with advice and guidance urging people with the virus to be careful and considerate of others”.