THE Prime Minister and Chancellor will now self-isolate in a dramatic u-turn after contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who tested positive for coronavirus.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak had originally planned to take daily tests rather than self-isolate following meetings last week with Mr Javid.

But in a dramatic turnaround Downing Street said the two ministers would be self-isolating rather than taking part in a daily contact testing pilot.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister has been contacted by NHS Test and Trace to say he is a contact of someone with Covid.

"He was at Chequers when contacted by Test and Trace and will remain there to isolate. He will not be taking part in the testing pilot.

"He will continue to conduct meetings with ministers remotely.

"The Chancellor has also been contacted and will also isolate as required and will not be taking part in the pilot."