Updated UK Health Security Agency Guidance

The government has announced the move to Plan B in England in response to theemerging risks of the Omicron variant. Full details of Plan B can be read in Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread.

The UKHSA has also updated its COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social care guidance to reflect self-isolation changes when in contact with a confirmed or suspected Omicron variant case.

This letter provides a summary of the latest guidelines and applies to all staff including substantive clinical and non-clinical roles, bank staff, contractors and suppliers; students working in all facilities, settings and organisations delivering NHS care and volunteers working in settings with patients.

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