They are to use a little-known pilot scheme which allows people out of self-isolation every day of they pass a lateral flow test to continue working.
And social media users have vented their anger because the scheme isn't available to the majority of the British public.
The Health Secretary triggered fears of a disruptive 'pingdemic' striking at the heart of Government after reveling yesterday he has tested positive.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
One insider warned that 'half the Cabinet' could be in isolation by the end of the week.
Boris Johnson meeting with Rugby League World Cup chiefs on Friday. The maskless photo opportunity is reported to have taken place after a 'lengthy' meeting inside No. 10 with Sajid Javid
Health Secretary Sajid Javid revealed in a video today that he has tested positive for Covid-19, sparking fears of a Downing Street 'pingdemic' with senior government ministers forced into self-isolation
But this morning No10 said Mr Johnson would take advantage of the scheme not widely available to the public, leading to accusations they were using a 'VIP lane' while ordinary families struggled.
'The Prime Minister and Chancellor have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace as contacts of someone who has tested positive for Covid', a spokesman said.
'They will be participating in the daily contact testing pilot to allow them to continue to work from Downing Street. They will be conducting only essential government business during this period.'
Social media has exploded as people have expressed their frustration over Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak not having to self-isolate because of a convenient pilot testing scheme
One social media user wrote: 'So, will Boris Johnson self-isolating following his meeting with the Health Secretary 24 hours before he tested positive? One rule for them with another madeupicus pilot scheme won't go down well.
'Fallout will be bigger than Barnard Castle eye test.'
The daily contact testing study is being run by Public Health England to determine the effect