The nature of the NHS Covid app - which tells people to self-isolate if they have come within a certain distance of someone who later tests positive - means hospitality staff walking around busy venues are particularly likely to receive notificationsInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
People who are pinged by the test and trace app will continue to have to self isolate even if they have been fully vaccinated, Boris Johnson confirmed tonight.
In a blow to businesses, especially pubs and restaurants, the Prime Minister said that while he intends to lift the requirement for those who've received both jabs, it will not happen on July 19.
Business leaders have called for the rule to be axed, with many hospitality venues being crippled by a shortage of staff because when one is forced to isolate many others are who worked in close proximity with them.
Speaking to the nation tonight Mr Johnson said: 'We will continue from Step Four to manage the virus with a test trace and isolate system that is proportionate to the pandemic.
'You will have to self isolate if you test positive or are told to do so by NHS test and trace. But we are looking to move to a different regime for fully vaccinated contacts of those testing positive and also for children.'
Pubs and restaurants already hit by severe