New government plans would mean Brits who test positive for Covid-19 will no longer have to self-isolate, according to reports.

Government ministers are reportedly planning to get back to normal life amid plans to scrap the test and trace system and free tests.

Covid self-isolation rules to be scrapped

The current law, introduced during the pandemic, which means people are forced to isolate would also be scrapped.

The plans, known as Operation Rampdown, will no longer require people to isolate for 10 days following a positive test for coronavirus, The Sun reports.

The new plans would also see the £500 payment to people who would struggle financially scrapped as well as access to free testing.

New plans welcomed by expert

Covid will remain at an “endemic” level for years to come however the respiratory disease will circulate at lower levels than it has done.

The government will aim to tackle local outbreaks of the disease and focus on high-risk settings such as care homes.

Prof Robert Dingwall, of Nottingham Trent University, said: “I very much welcome the fact people are planning for the end of the emergency and the restoration of everyday life.

“Treating covid like any other respiratory infection should encourage people to dial down the fear and anxiety that have bedevilled the country for the past couple of years.”