Isolation for asymptomatic positives reduced to seven days from Monday January 10

New DGS orientation on the number of days asymptomatic positives should remain in isolation comes into effect from next Monday. Anyone who tests positive but shows no symptoms will be able to return to normal everyday life after seven days in isolation (not the previous 10). Guidelines on ‘contacts of high risk’ will be changing also from next Monday: people living in the same household will be considered ‘contacts of high risk’ of anyone testing positive UNLESS they have their full quota of vaccines (meaning two jabs plus booster shot), as will those who reside or work in old people’s homes, or other facilities caring for the elderly or immunocompromised.