Isolation rules amended

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People with Covid

If you develop Covid symptoms or tested positive on the 15th, 16th, 17th December you may now be able to end isolation before Christmas:

New guidance from today, allows people who have tested positive for Covid to self-isolate for seven days instead of 10, in most cases.

Two lateral flow tests are needed – the first no earlier than day six of isolation and a second 24 hours later. If the first tests are positive, further tests can be taken on other days.If both tests are negative, you can stop self-isolating. People are asked to register their lateral flow results but do not have to do so.

However, anyone leaving self-isolation after seven days is strongly advised to limit close contact with other people in crowded or poorly ventilated spaces