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COVID-19 or Other Illness on the Premises

The Scottish Government (SG) has today confirmed that the following guidance is still correct (as confirmed by SG Covid isolation policy colleagues), but there is ongoing work with Public Health Scotland and key health officials within government to review in light of forthcoming changes and to ensure alignment.

I’m aware that Carole proposed some amendments regarding public transport (copied below for ease of comparison).  At the moment Scottish Government are still advocating the avoidance of public transport because of transmission risks.

While this is the current position, this is a live issue and will be updated in light of any announced changes.    

Current and agreed SG position:

COVID-19 or other illness on the premises

In the event that a guest develops symptoms whilst staying away from home, they should immediately book a test through NHS Inform or, if they can’t get online. by phoning 0800 028 2816.

In accordance with Test and Protect, people with symptoms are required to self-isolate for 10 days, and everyone in their household should isolate for 10 days. If the test is negative, everyone can end isolation. If the test is positive, everyone should continue to isolate, and the NHS Test and Protect team will be in touch to start contact tracing. Those contacted through the Test and Protect programme will be required to self-isolate for at least 10 days.

If guests who are isolating can travel home safely to isolate, avoiding the use of public transport, they should do this.

In the event that this is not possible, the guest should discuss this with the NHS Test and Protect team. The guest may be signposted to the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000 if they need help to isolate and cannot arrange it themselves or through friends and family.

In some circumstances further discussion may be required with the local Health Protection Team and local authority to ensure that the person has suitable accommodation to isolate safely and effectively.

After the required period of self-isolation, guests and anyone else in their party who has been affected can then return to their main place of residence.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

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