Self-isolation policy for healthcare staff update

Please see below the NHS Scotland covid self-isolation policy for healthcare staff with immediate update following the First Minister’s statement on Friday:

Isolation Policy

You will be aware that the existing self-isolation policy for health staff who are household or passing contacts of covid-19 positive cases, exempts them from the requirement to self-isolate for 10 days, where they are:
where they are and remain asymptomatic,
where they undertake PCR test (which returns a negative test result before returning to work), and;
where they undertake daily LFD testing for the remainder of the 10 day period.

This policy will remain in place, subject to the following substantive update, staff must be double-vaccinated and have received a covid-19 booster vaccination.

In accordance with the terms of this existing policy: staff are ordinarily expected to return to work and to comply with the testing requirements set out therein.

Jenny Long
Director of Primary Care