FROM Monday anyone who is fully vaccinated does not have to self-isolate.

This will come as a relief to many living in fear of the dreaded ‘ping’ forcing them to stay at home for ten days. My husband and I had to do that after my youngest daughter, who briefly came to stay with us, tested positive. It’s frustrating even if you’re lucky enough to have a garden. The one good thing is, it presents an opportunity to explore your freezer. Nervous of online supermarket shopping, we have been dining on stuff that’s been frozen since 490BC. It’s the first time in years I’ve seen the bottom of it.