The NHS test and trace service has now closed. Your employer may contact you if you test positive for coronavirus so that you can share any information requested to help track contacts and reduce the spread of the virus within your workplace.
NHS staff who have had close contact with someone with Covid-19 must still self-isolate. This does not apply to staff who are fully vaccinated. However, staff who are fully vaccinated who wish to return to work should have a PCR test and take daily rapid LFD tests for 10 days and must self-isolate if any tests are positive. Close contact excludes circumstances where PPE is being worn in accordance with current guidance.
For staff who are not fully vaccinated self-isolation for 10 days is required even if you have no symptoms. If subsequent tests prove negative you should continue to isolate for the 10-day period. If you test positive you must continue to stay home for 10 days or until the symptoms have passed.
Staff who are hospitalised with Covid-19 will be isolated for the original period of 10 days. Patients in hospital with Covid-19 will also be isolated for 10 days.