Decision – Exclusion from work at UHNM required for a minimum of 5 days (A confirmatory PCR test is no longer required)
If your LFD is positive you do not need to book a PCR test. If your LFD or PCR test is positive, then you are advised to limit close contact with others inside and outside of your household. This also applies if have a negative LFD test and positive PCR test. You must inform your line manager and/or clinical lead and not work at the UHNM for a minimum of 5 days. The exclusion from work period includes the day the symptoms started (or the day your first positive test was taken if you did not have symptoms at the time), also described as Day 0. You should not take a (further) LFD test before Day 5. If you have no fever and feel well enough to return to work from Day 6, you must have had a negative LFD test on Day 5 and Day 6 and reported this at Gov.uk. We request that staff required to take a LFD test do so early in the morning on both Day five and Day six, thereby enabling an immediate return to work on Day six. If following two negative LFD tests you return to work on day 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10, then you are asked to avoid taking a break together with colleagues, and if involved in direct (less than 2m) patient care asked to wear a fit-tested non-valved FFP3 mask or equivalent when providing care, and continue with daily LFD tests as an extra precaution until Day 11. Have you had two consecutive (with 24 hour interval) negative LFDs between day 5 and day 10 of your follow-up period.