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23 Jul 2021

‘Pingdemic’: fully vaccinated key workers exempt from self-isolation

The government’s plans to make it easier for workers from key sectors to get back to work after being “pinged” by the NHS Covid app have gone down badly with business groups, with one calling them “undeliverable”.

Hospitality workers aren’t on the list, while there’s been more evidence that the disruption is starting to undermine the economic recovery.

But ministers have insisted that any changes to the quarantine advice are being kept deliberately limited.