Dust Health and Safety Hazards – What You Need to Know
A change to the testing rules for self-isolation comes into effect on Tuesday 11 January in England and on Thursday 6 January in Scotland.
If you have a positive lateral flow test and no symptoms, you must self-isolate at once without the need for a confirmatory PCR test. You must report the positive result on gov.uk and will be contacted by Test & Trace in England or Test & Protect in Scotland. You can stop self-isolating if you have negative lateral flow tests on days 6 and 7.
If you have a positive lateral flow test and have symptoms, you should still get a confirmatory PCR test. What to do if you have symptoms – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Rules for close contacts of those with a positive test remain unchanged.
Further update for people in Scotland (effective from midnight on the 5/6 January):
More information from the Government is available here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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