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UK Covid: no need to isolate after contact with positive case in England from 16 August; 641,000 pupils out of English schools

Latest updates: under-18s in England who have contact with positive case will also not need to isolate; 66% rise in children out of school in England

Munira Wilson (Lib Dem) asks Javid to confirm that it is policy to have a third wave of Covid cases now, not in the winter. How many deaths and long Covid cases will this cause?

Javid says no one wants another wave of Covid cases. But the link between cases and hospitalisations has been weakened, he says.

Henry Smith (Con) asks what will be done to advise immuno-compromised people. He says the vaccines have little impact on them.

Javid says new guidance will be issued for these patients, through GPs.

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