Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st May 2020.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, during the covid-19 outbreak, whether he plans to issue further guidance on (a) self-isolation and (b) testing to UK nationals returning from abroad.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 27 April 2020

The Government first issued guidance to the public on household isolation on 12 March 2020 and we have continued to iterate our advice as the science has evolved. Our most recent update to the stay at home guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

As the level of infection in the United Kingdom reduces, it will be important to manage the risk of transmissions being reintroduced from abroad. As set out in the COVID-19 recovery strategy, the Government will introduce a series of measures and restrictions at the United Kingdom border, including requiring international arrivals to provide contact information and self-isolate.

On 13 May 2020, the Government updated its travel advice which can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

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