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Now self-isolation rules will be in law until MARCH


A new restriction came into force yesterday which requires people who have been in contact with a case of the Omicron coronavirus variant to self-isolate for 10 days or risk a fine of up to £10,000.

Boris Johnson has said that rule, along with requirements to wear face masks in shops and on public transport and for returning travellers to take a PCR test on or before day two after arrival, will be reviewed before Christmas. 

But the regulations underpinning the self-isolation rule are not due to expire until March 24th.

MPs voted yesterday to overwhelmingly support Mr Johnson's new rule on self-isolation by 431 votes to 36, as 32 Tories rebelled to vote against.