And Michelle Heaton took to Instagram on Tuesday to share her joy with her followers that she was finally allowed out of self-isolation.
The singer, 41, told her fans: ‘I can’t wait to be back doing SOMETHING other than being at home. Yay!’
Coronavirus recovery: Michelle Heaton took to Instagram today to share her joy with her followers that she was finally allowed out of self isolation on Tuesday
Michelle looked happy and healthy in a maroon LA Dodgers cap and a matching bomber jacket as she strolled in the park with her dog Bella.
She told her followers: ‘And we’re officially out of the house! It’s mental coz we’ve prob done longer stints in lock down… but we at least went out for the walks..
‘Poor Bella must have thought we were proper cruel for the last week and a half! Dogs life.’
The singer then shared a snap of her negative COVID test while she blasted out George Michael’s hit track Freedom in celebration.
‘We’re officially out of the house!’: Michelle shared a snap of her negative COVID test while she blasted out George Michael’s hit track Freedom in celebration
Michelle caught coronavirus at the same time as her husband Hugh Hanley and their two children Faith, nine, and Aaron, seven, which meant the family’s beloved dog also suffered through their quarantine.
She told her followers from the park: ‘Self isolation is finished and this one – Bella Wella – this is her first time out as well cause obviously we couldn’t walk her cause all of us had it at the same time.’
‘I’m so cold… could have actually left yesterday but I thought I’ll give it another day just in case, but all good!’
‘Today is my first day of work cause it’s a bit of a secret but I can’t wait to be back doing SOMETHING other than being at home. Yay!’
Family affair: Michelle caught coronavirus at the same time as her husband Hugh Hanley and their two children Faith, nine, and Aaron, seven
The outing comes after Michelle spoke to Lorraine last week at how baffled she was by the whole family’s infection.
She explained: ‘I’m not suffering from any major symptoms. I’m really bewildered we all got it at the same time. I’m in a bit of weird bubble.’
Michelle got the vaccine early, because she’s on the vulnerable list of people with underlying health conditions, a month before she caught the virus.
‘I’m really bewildered’: Michelle revealed recently that she contracted Covid one month after she had her first Pfizer jab
Dr Hilary Jones, who was also on the show, told Michelle: ‘We know you’ll have created antibodies and without those antibodies, you being exposed to Covid as you have been, could have made it much worse.
Michelle agreed, replying: ‘I’m so grateful to the NHS and I’m a massive supporter of vaccines in general. We get vaccines when we go abroad.
‘No one is invincible, we’re all vulnerable. We’ve all lost friends and family, our next door neighbour was one of the first people who passed away.’
Michelle also told how a nurse warned her she could have been hospitalised with Covid had she not had her vaccine.
Health: Speaking on Lorraine, Michelle insisted ‘no one is invincible’ as she encouraged people to get vaccinated
She said: ‘I had the Pfizer vaccine four weeks to the day I got invited cos I was on the vulnerable list. I remember being really tired and I was a little bit nauseous that night.
‘Biweekly, we get tested as a family when we said yes to being part of a random survey for Oxford to see where Covid is rife. It always came back negative until now. All four of us are positive.
‘It’s a bit of a shame it’s half term because we were planning on having barbecues. It’s also probably a good time because it means they don’t miss anymore school.
‘The nurses did say to me, each person in the household has a two hour call to try and track and trace.
‘Without my jab, I could’ve felt worse’: The Liberty X star took to Instagram to thank the NHS for encouraging her to get the shot (pictured at the vaccine centre)
‘I was thinking the vaccine didn’t work, it wasn’t until she said to me, “thank goodness you did get your first vaccine because it could have been a lot worst, you could have been hospitalised.”‘
Michelle also took to Instagram to thank the NHS for encouraging her to get the shot.
Alongside a cheery image of her kids, the singer said: ‘As a person with many underlying health issues I could have been a lot worse, or may be hospitalised. I’m doing OK, enough strength to tell the kids off anyway!’
It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination, with regulators insisting the best protection comes seven days after the second Pfizer dose, which is usually given three weeks after the first.
‘I’m doing OK, enough strength to tell the kids off anyway!’: The doting mum didn’t let her positive test result stop her from carrying out her parental duties
HOW SAFE IS THE PFIZER VACCINE?
Scientists have carried out extensive clinical trials on the Pfizer vaccine and established that it is safe to use.
And the UK regulator rubber-stamped it with a seal of approval, saying it was safe to administer, after evaluating data from 44,000 volunteers in the trials.
But they issued an advisory notice saying that those with a history of allergies should not get the vaccine.
Concerns have been raised over the speed with which the vaccine was approved – in a matter of months – but scientists have said no corners were cut and this was possible due to the enormous number of volunteers that signed up for the clinical trials.
Pfizer and BioNTech both said they found no serious safety concerns during their four-month long trials.
A spokesman for Pfizer said their jab was ‘generally well tolerated with no serious safety concerns reported’.
‘The trial has enrolled over 44,000 participants to date, over 42,000 of whom have received a second vaccination.’
Professor Ian Jones, a virologist at the University of Reading, said that the vaccine was ‘extremely safe’ and that he would be cautious about attributing the allergic reactions to the jab.
‘I think it’s probably safer in my view than many other vaccines currently available,’ he told MailOnline. ‘It really is very clean technology.’
‘I would be cautious about attributing the allergic reactions to the vaccine at this moment, especially as it hasn’t cropped up in clinical trials,’ he said.
‘The big allergic reaction to vaccines normally is an egg allergy, because historically influenza vaccines and several others have been grown in hens eggs and you inevitably get a bit of egg protein coming through with the final product.
‘But there’s nothing like that in the mRNA vaccine. The only addition is the lipid coating that they put on the mRNA before it goes into cells – but there’s no history of allergic reactions to that.’
He added that the MHRA had been ‘cautious’ in saying that those with a history of allergies should not get the vaccine.
Professor Heidi Larson, director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, told Sky News the vaccine was approved so quickly due to a ramping up of its clinical trials.
‘The safety regulatory process is still there but the time frame between things, they’ve tried to shorten, just in terms of it’s not sitting in a pile of things to be approved,’ she said.