13 May 2022
Covid update - 13 May
The NHS in England and Scotland have stepped down physical distancing requirements in healthcare settings. This leaves providers to perform risk assessments to assess if physical distancing is necessary. Northern Ireland (NI) and Wales are yet to confirm a position on physical distancing.
The NI Department of Health has updated guidance on testing and isolation for healthcare providers. Staff with symptoms of Covid-19 should take an LFD test instead of a PCR. The guidance also explains advice on routine testing and what to do if you test positive for Covid-19 or have symptoms but test negative. Read the complete guidance.
AIHHP, BAA, BSA and BSHAA have updated their Covid guidance. The 9 May update refreshes hyperlinks and reiterates earlier advice on supporting remote care options and face-to-face routine care.