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If you are a member of the public looking for information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including information about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to the NHS website. You can also find guidance and support on the GOV.UK website.
An update letter in light of further changes for the general population announced by the UKHSA on isolation.
Published 14 January 2022.
Updated UK Health Security Agency guidance – confirmatory PCR tests to be temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow test results
A summary of the updated guidance which applies to all staff, working in all facilities, settings and organisations delivering NHS care and volunteers working in settings with patients.
Published 10 January 2022.
Changes to the self-isolation period for staff with COVID-19, if they have two negative lateral flow tests. Letter from Prof Em Wilkinson-Brice, Ruth May, Dr Nikita Kanani and Prof Stephen Powis.
Published 23 December 2021.
Updated UK Health Security Agency guidance on NHS staff, student and volunteer self-isolation and return to work following COVID-19 contact
Self-isolation guidelines following the move to Plan B rules in England and the spread of the Omicron variant. Letter from Prerana Issar, Ruth May and Dr Nikita Kanani.
Published 16 December 2021.
Request to all healthcare settings to implement the revised UK infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance. Letter from Ruth May and Prof Stephen Powis.
Published 24 November 2021.
The UK Health Security Agency revised recommendations on COVID-19 control measures. Letter from Ruth May and Prof Stephen Powis.
Published 27 September 2021.
Campaign materials showing staff, patients and visitors how to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Published 8 March 2021.
Guidance on infection prevention and control for seasonal respiratory infections including SARS-CoV-2.
List of 10 infection prevention and control measures for organisations and systems. Includes board responsibilities, staff testing and patient testing.
Published 23 December 2020.
Latest PPE guidance including how to wear and dispose of PPE.
Everything that you need to know on the supply and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Updated 24 November 2021.
Approval by Health and Safety Executive for use of coveralls as an alternative option for non-surgical gowns
Confirming the agreement for the use of coveralls as an alternative for non-surgical gowns. Letter from Prof Keith Willett and Prof Yvonne Doyle.
Published 10 April 2020.
Guidance, training resources and links to campaign materials to support infection prevention and control measures.
Updated 24 December 2021.
Information on COVID-19 infection prevention and control, as well as guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases.
Guidance on infection prevention and control for seasonal respiratory infections, across all health and care settings.
Managing waste from separately collected PPE or cleaning people or places infected, or potentially infected, with coronavirus.
Steps to stop the spread of coronavirus in healthcare settings. Letter from Ruth May, Steve Powis, Prerana Issar and Pauline Philip.
Published 24 June 2020.
How to effectively wash your hands to protect yourself and others from illnesses. Includes a video and illustrations.