The guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19 has been updated (24th February 2022).

This guidance is for staff and managers in health and social care settings and includes:

  • Guidance for health and social care staff if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, receive a positive test result, or are identified as a contact of COVID-19.
  • Guidance on isolation requirements for patients and residents in health and social care settings after contact with COVID-19 cases.
  • Guidance on repeat testing for COVID-19 staff, patients and residents in health and social care settings.

The updated guidance reflects changes to self-isolation regulations. This means that there is no longer a legal requirement for people with COVID-19 infection to self-isolate, however, the public health advice for people with any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

Due to the higher risk nature of health and social care settings, the advice for staff members working in these settings has not changed.

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