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21st December 2021

Update

Exemptions from self-isolation of fully vaccinated staff members identified as a contact of a case


The UK Health Security agency has updated their guidance on COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social care settings.

Fully vaccinated GPs and practice staff no longer need to isolate for 10 days if they are a close contact of an Omicron Covid case. 

The requirement has been replaced with a negative PCR and then daily LFT antigen tests for ten days, with isolation only on testing positive or developing symptoms, for those who are fully vaccinated.