The British Medical Association (BMA) has said the removal of all Covid restrictions is "incredibly concerning" and "completely illogical". 

It also said removing testing, sick pay and isolation payments in England is "premature".

In a statement, the BMA said: "Government’s ‘Living With Covid’ strategy fails to protect some of society’s most vulnerable.

"While we must adjust our lives to manage living alongside #COVID19, this doesn’t mean ignoring it altogether."

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the BMA: "Living with Covid must not mean ignoring the virus all together—which in many respects the government’s plan in England seems to do.

"Far from giving people more freedom, today’s announcement is likely to cause more uncertainty and anxiety."

It comes after Boris Johnson confirmed the end of mandatory self-isolation from February 24 and free testing from April 1. 

There will also be the end of contract tracing, £500 self-isolation payments and the legal obligation for individuals to tell their employers about their requirement to isolate.