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Covid-19 Practice Staff & Self-Isolation

PLEASE NOTE 24th February 2022 - Although the COVID restrictions have been lifted in England, the Infection Prevention Control (IPC) guidance for healthcare workers remain in place and still advises that face masks should continue be worn by staff and patients in health care settings. 


On 30th March 2022 NHSE published a letter Coronavirus » Living with COVID-19 – testing update 

Whilst free testing will cease for the general public from 1st April 2022, this letter details the cohorts of patients that will still be tested.

The letter also lays out the details for staff testing arrangements as follows:-

From 1 April 2022, in line with UKHSA advice, NHS staff testing will operate as follows:

The government webpage Managing healthcare staff with symptoms of a respiratory infection or a positive COVID-19 test result  is one to check for updates and self-isolation changes. You are strongly recommended to check the details in full as they are being updated at pace at present.

If you need to make contact with the Health Protection Agency for their advice and guidance, you can find your local contact via the link Wessex LMCs: Covid-19 Notifiable Disease Information & find your local Health Protection Agency


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