It “makes sense” for people who have received both jabs to be treated differently to those who are not, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has stated.
Sajid Javid will pronounce later on self-isolation changes in England for those who have had both Covid jabs.
He also said daily cases “could go as high as 100,000” when limitations were fully lifted.
And the government will provide more details later on how it ideates to relax Covid rules for schools in England.
The “bubble” system has led to increasing numbers of pupils being sent home if a single child has a positive test.
On Monday, the prime minister confirmed that he planned to scrap most of the remaining restrictions in England on 19 July, comprising the laws on mask-wearing and rules on social distancing.
Mr Javid shared with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that he would expect cases numbers by 19 July to be “at least double” to what they were now “so around 50,000 new cases a day”.
“As we ease and go into the summer we expect them to rise significantly and they could increase to as high as 100,000 case numbers,” he added.
But, he said vaccines and treatments “are far better than what we had when this pandemic began”, which would not lead to a higher fatality rate.
Asked whether he would end the requirement to quarantine for those who have had both vaccine doses, Mr Javid answered, “It makes sense because of the vaccines, and the way they’re working, that the people that are double vaccinated are treated differently than the people that are not, and that is what I will be saying in Parliament today.”
People recognized as close contacts of a confirmed Covid case are presently required to self-isolate for up to 10 full days when contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
Other changes declared on Monday included the planned reopening of nightclubs for the first time since the pandemic started, an end to all legal limits on the number of people who can attend events, and the clashing of guidance to work from home.
Mr Javid mentioned the UK was now entering “uncharted territory” as it shifted to lift legal restrictions – but he said the verdict had to be made because of the “other health problems” facing millions of people who didn’t receive cure during the pandemic.
Asked whether he would continue wearing a mask, he said he would carry one for the “foreseeable future” and wear one in a crowded or encircled space, adding that he expected others would do the same.
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Covid UK: Fully vaccinated people to be treated differently – Sajid Javid