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Change to COVID-19 self-isolation guidance for close contacts – 217/2022

By March 29, 2022 No Comments

In line with the Government’s COVID-19 Exit Strategy, as announced by the Chief Minister on 4th March 2022, the public is reminded that close contacts of COVID-19 positive cases are no longer required to self-isolate.

Anyone who believes that they have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case are advised to avoid contact with anyone they know who is at higher risk of becoming severely unwell if they are infected with COVID-19, especially those with a severely weakened immune system. Health workers who have been a close contact should inform their employer immediately and their situation will be risk assessed. This advice should be followed for 10 days after known exposure to a confirmed positive case. Positive cases of COVID-19 are still required to isolate.

Close attention should also be paid to the main symptoms of COVID-19. If any symptoms develop, call 111 immediately to arrange an appointment for a test.