The Labour MP for Doncaster is one of three deputies to the House Speaker and is understood to have been pinged under the NHS Test and Trace app. She will be replaced as deputy speaker by Labour MP Judith Cummins. It comes after Health Secretary Sajid Javid tested positive for Covid.
Ms Cummins, who is a member of the Panel of Chairs, will abstain from voting this week as a result and has been paired with a Tory MP.
It comes just days after Mr Javid tested positive for Covid.
The politician, who has received both doses of the vaccine, is currently self-isolating and working from home.
He is said to have “very mild” symptoms.
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak had been identified as close contacts of the Health Secretary on Sunday and were pinged by the NHS Test and Trace app.
No10 initially said the pair would not have to isolate as they would take part in a pilot programme, where daily tests replace self-isolation.
But after coming under intense criticism for the move, with many questioning if such a scheme had ever existed, the Prime Minister and Chancellor said they would isolate after all.
Opposition parties said it suggested there was “one rule for them and another for the rest of us”, if they didn’t have to self-isolate.
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He wrote on Twitter: “Whilst the test and trace pilot is fairly restrictive, allowing only essential government business, I recognise that even the sense that the rules aren’t the same for everyone is wrong.
“To that end I’ll be self isolating as normal and not taking part in the pilot.”
The Government said there were 20 public and private sector organisations involved in the pilot scheme, including Network Rail, Transport for London (TfL), Heathrow Airport and Border Force.
Heathrow said the programme had been an “important tool” that allowed it to keep the airport open but TfL said it has yet to take park in the scheme.
They said they are “still waiting for formal notification that we are part of this trial”.
On Saturday the Metropolitan line, which runs between Aldgate and Amersham, Buckinghamshire, was forced to close after too many staff members had been told to self-isolate.
A TfL spokesman said the current rules on self-isolation “led to vital control room staff being unable to come to work, causing disruption on some Tube lines”.
He added: “The Government has indicated that we could be part of a trial whereby daily tests would replace the need for self-isolation.
“We are still waiting for formal notification from them that we are part of this trial so that we can brief our trade unions and put this into effect.”
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