England’s schools will find out soon how the government policies to relax rules that have led to large numbers of students being sent home if a single child has a positive Covid test.
The previous week the “bubble” system saw more than 375,000 children sent home.
It has implied missed days of lessons for thousands of pupils and frustration for parents struggling between work and childcare.
The declaration will come amid a counterattack to government plans to ditch rules on wearing face masks.
Labour, trade unions and some scientists have stated now is not the time to alter the rules on masks as case numbers keep ncreasing rapidly, driven by the new, more infectious Delta variant.
Meanwhile, Health Secretary Sajid Javid stated he would announce MPs later on self-isolation alterations for those who have been fully vaccinated.
He shared with BBC Breakfast, “We will have a more proportionate system of test, trace and isolate and it is absolutely right that those that have been double jabbed, that we can take a different approach than the one we can take today.”
He mentioned the UK was now entering “uncharted territory” as it shifted to lift legal restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus. Still, he said the verdict had to be made because of the “other health problems” millions of people were facing.
At a Downing Street press conference on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed he wanted to scrap the laws on mask-wearing and social distancing in the final stage of England’s Covid lockdown roadmap on 19 July.
Other changes declared on Monday include the strategic reopening of nightclubs for the first time since the pandemic began, a conclusion to all legal limits on the number of people who can attend events and the scrapping of guidance to work from home.
On schools, Mr Johnson mentioned Education Secretary Gavin Williamson would highlight a move away from sending “bubbles” home and from contact isolation for pupils to “greatly reduce the impact on schools of Covid outbreaks”.
“And obviously the way forward is with testing rather than by sending the bubbles home,” he mentioned.
There has been a significant concern across the nation that thousands of pupils are missing school unnecessarily.
Last month when the number for Covid-related reasons where children were sent home quadrupled – only about 4% were established cases.
Mr Williamson is expected to say the changes will come into place on 19 July, alongside the upliftment of other Covid restrictions.
The PM’s message on Monday mentioned it was “now or never” to lift the restrictions.
He said the achievement of the vaccine rollout had weakened the link between cases and deaths.