Thursday 24 February 2022, 6:30pm GMT
Self-isolation for people with Covid-19 is one of the last safeguards we have against Covid, ending it will make the situation worse.
About this event
We have called an emergency meeting in response to Boris Johnson’s announcement that he will remove all remaining safeguards against the spread of the virus, including the requirement for people who are infected to remain in self-isolation for a short period.
The pandemic is far from over, with both new cases and deaths remaining at deeply worrying levels. The Health Secretary has already told us that the pressures on the NHS will continue for years to come and even intensify. Now is not the time to be removing a crucial measure to prevent the virus spreading.
It seems clear that this announcement is not based on scientific advice and many believe it is politically motived.
Come to our meeting to hear leading experts on the announcement, and what this might mean for public health and society in general.
Speakers to be announced.