So far, all people who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with the coronavirus have had to go into quarantine for 10 days. England is beginning a pilot study to see if daily antigen testing can be an alternative to isolation.

Currently, all people who have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with coronavirus should be subject to a 10-day quarantine. Meanwhile, you should stay home, not even go out to buy, therapy or exercise.

According to data from the contract detection system, NHS Test and Trace, between May 2020 and April 2021, 6.7 million people who had been in close contact with the Coronavirus were ordered to self-isolate in England, but at the same time a small percentage of people were released completely. Obey the isolation rules.

As part of the research that begins on May 9, 40,000 participants will take rapid antigen tests daily for a week, and provided the test results are negative, they will be able to lead a normal life without having to isolate themselves.

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “ This new pilot study could help turn the situation in our favor by providing contacts with those who have been tested with COVID-19 as a viable alternative to isolation and allowing them to continue going to work and leading a normal life. ” .