Self-isolation rules will end in a matter of weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed in his latest announcement.

Boris Johnson told MPs in the House of Commons more than 90% of over-60s across the UK have now had booster vaccines to protect them, and scientists believed the Omicron wave has peaked.

Plan B measures such as working from home and mandatory Covid passes are among rules set to be lifted, as Mr Johnson battles calls for his resignation.

Self-isolation was also top of the Covid agenda - here's what Plan A means for self-isolation rules.

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When will self-isolation end?

Current legal guidelines for people who test positive are set to end on March 24, 2021. Setting out plans for self-isolation in future, Boris Johnson said he may wish to "bring that date forward".

Mr Johnson told MPs: “As we return to Plan A, the House will know that some measures still remain, including those on self-isolation.

“In particular, it is still a legal requirement for those who have tested positive for Covid to self-isolate.

"On Monday we reduced the isolation period to five full days with two negative tests, and there will soon come a time when we can remove the legal requirement to self-isolate altogether, just as we don’t place legal obligations on people to isolate if they have flu.

“As Covid becomes endemic, we will need to replace legal requirements with advice and guidance, urging people with the virus to be careful and considerate of others.

“The self-isolation regulations expire on March 24, at which point I very much expect not to renew them. Indeed, were the data to allow, I’d like to seek a vote in this House to bring that date forward.”

Boris Johnson said the Government would set out its “long-term strategy for living with Covid-19”, adding: “Explaining how we hope and intend to protect our liberty and avoid restrictions in future by relying instead on medical advances, especially the vaccines which have already saved so many lives.

“But to make that possible we must all remain cautious during these last weeks of winter. There are still over 16,000 people in hospital in England alone. The pandemic is not over.”

Mr Johnson insisted Omicron is “not a mild disease for everyone”, including the unvaccinated, and advised people to continue washing their hands, letting fresh air in, testing and self-isolating if positive.