Self Isolation Period Reduces

The Scottish Government yesterday confirmed that Self Isolation in Scotland is changing.

Two changes to the self-isolation rules have now come into effect:

  • Those who test positive for Covid will still be advised to isolate for 10 days but the Scottish Government says there will now be an option to end isolation after seven days as long as you have no fever and record two negative lateral flow tests. One must be no earlier than six days after testing positive and the other must be at least 24 hours after that.
  • The second change applies to close contacts of positive cases, including household contacts, who are under 18 years and four months or who are older than that and fully vaccinated (two doses of a vaccine and a booster). The requirement to self-isolate will be replaced by the requirement to take a lateral flow test every day for seven days. Those who are not fully vaccinated will still be asked to isolate for 10 days and be asked to take a PCR test.


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