By Joseph Lee
The prime minister and chancellor are now self-isolating after contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who has tested positive for coronavirus.
No 10 initially said they would not have to isolate, as they were taking part in a pilot scheme that involves daily testing instead.
But opposition parties said it suggested there was “one rule for them and another for the rest of us”.
The PM later said they had “briefly” considered taking part in the scheme.