RMG Coronavirus/Covid-19 Update Following New UK Government Guidance for Households with Possible or Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection – Self-Isolation Time Can Reduce To Five Full Days in England:
The self-isolation advice for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed.
Please find attached revised Self-Isolation Guidance issued by Dr. Shaun Davis RMG Director of Safety which has been updated due to Government advice applicable in England from Monday 17th January 2022.
Please also find attached a copy of the updated RMG ‘Close Contact’ Alert Flow Chart V14 which represents the current position for close contacts alerts.
From Monday 17 January, people with Coronavirus/Covid-19 in England can end their self-isolation after five full days, as long as they complete a negative lateral flow (LFD) test on day five and day six.
If an individual tests negative on day six (24 hours after day five), then they can resume work that day.
Individuals must self-isolate immediately for 10 days if they get a positive Covid-19 test result. However, they can end self-isolation after five full days if they do not have a temperature and receive two negative LFD test results, 24 hours apart, on days five and six.
Examples of when to end self-isolation if you have had symptoms or have received a positive Coronavirus test result (in England) are available in the attached RMG Flow Chart and close contact advice is available.
Guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is currently unchanged (see attached Flow Chart) but bear in mind that changes are being announced regularly by the devolved administrations and if so further updates will follow.
- RMG message from Dr. Shaun Davis – confirmed case isolation time reduces to five full days in England from 17.01.22
- RMG Self-Isolation Flow Charts England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 17.01.22
- UK Press Release – Self-isolation for those with COVID-19 can end after 5 full days following 2 negative LFD tests
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer