COVID-19: guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection
Today (14 December), the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has updated the guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
The update includes advice for contacts who are not legally required to self-isolate to take seven lateral flow device (LFD) tests, removal of legal requirements relating to contacts of someone infected with the Omicron variant and a new household transmission infographic.
The UKHSA also updated the guidance for contacts of a person with a positive test result for COVID-19 who do not live with that person.
Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It’s important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others. In England:
England will move to Plan B following the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the UK:
– From 10 December face coverings will become compulsory in most public indoor venues, other than hospitality
– From 13 December you should work from home if you can
– From 15 December NHS Covid Pass to be mandatory in specific settings, using a negative test or full vaccination via the NHS Covid App
- Meet up outside or if you’re indoors open windows or doors if you have visitors.
- If you think you might have COVID-19 symptoms, take a PCR test and stay home.
- Wear face coverings in crowded places to help protect others.
- Check in with the NHS COVID-19 app when you’re out.
- Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds with soap.
- Get vaccinated if you are 18 or over.
Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus.
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NHS COVID-19 app
The app is available to download from your app store when you search NHS COVID-19 app. It will send you an anonymous alert if you have come into close contact with a person who reports a positive COVID-19 test result.
If you have symptoms of Covid-19 it is important that you get a test