Covid-19: Outbreak protocol reminder

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A reminder that following a positive rapid lateral flow test, done at home or at a test site, you should:

  • self-isolate straight away
  • check if people you live with need to self-isolate
  • get a PCR test (that is sent to a lab) to confirm your result as soon as possible: get a PCR test to check if you have Covid-19 on
  • continue to self-isolate until you get the result of the PCR test
  • follow the advice you're given when you get the result.

In England,

  • if you do the PCR test within two days of a positive rapid lateral flow test at a test site and your PCR test is negative, you can stop self-isolating
  • if you do the PCR test later than this, you'll need to self-isolate for 10 full days even if you get a negative PCR result.

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Expiry date: Jan 23rd, 2022