Posted on 30 July 2020
Starting today (30th of July) the self-isolation period has been extended to 10 days for those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or a positive test result.
This decision was made in an attempt to avoid a resurgence of the virus in the UK, in light of new evidence that people with mild to moderate symptoms may continue to be infectious for longer than was originally thought.
Evidence, although still limited, has strengthened and shows that people with COVID-19 who are mildly ill and are recovering have a low but real possibility of infectiousness between 7 and 9 days after illness onset.Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on extension of self-isolation period: 30 July 2020. (2020). Retrieved 30 July 2020, from https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-from-the-uk-chief-medical-officers-on-extension-of-self-isolation-period-30-july-2020
According to the NHS, here are the three main symptoms of coronavirus that you should be aware of and ready to act upon:
Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on extension of self-isolation period: 30 July 2020: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-from-the-uk-chief-medical-officers-on-extension-of-self-isolation-period-30-july-2020
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