The latest rules for self isolation and testing

In absence, covid-19, government, health and safety, Uncategorized on January 11, 2022 at 10:38 am
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Update 13/01/2021: From Monday 17th January those who have tested positive for Covid-19 will be able to end isolation after 5 full days following 2 negative tests, 24 hours apart.

The rules for isolation are vital at this time. The 10-day isolation rule was relaxed to 7 days where an individual could evidence a negative lateral flow test on days 6 and 7. There is current evidence to suggest that those with Omicron continue to provide positive lateral flow tests up to 10 days into their absence.   Click here for a table explaining the self isolation process 

For business-critical teams, each organisation would do well to consider the requirement for negative testing before a return to the workplace. 

There has also been a change in the requirement for PCR tests. From 11 January in England, people who receive positive lateral flow test results will be required to self-isolate immediately and won’t be required to take a confirmatory PCR test. The positive LFT should be reported via the service. This is a temporary measure while cases are high.  

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