With the latest news regarding all Covid rules being lifted in England, I can only welcome this news. It’s two years since the pandemic really began to take off and we’ve experienced an infringement on our liberties like never before. At the beginning, I believe this was wholly justified due to a lack of scientific knowledge about the virus, the staggering number of excess deaths and the concerning link between cases, hospitalisations and deaths.
However, since the arrival of the vaccines and the link between cases, hospitalisations and deaths were severed, it made sense to be pragmatic about the situation and begin to loosen restrictions. The arrival of Omicron – a weaker/less severe Covid strain – has changed the dynamics even more, to the point where I think most people feel comfortable about a full return to normal.
It would be common sense to still isolate if you do get Covid, but I’m pleased it’s been dropped as a legal requirement, as it acknowledges the idea we are able to make our own choices, based on the information we have.