COVID-19: Self-isolation period to be reduced to 10 days

As new clinical guidance has emerged, the Covid-19 self-isolation period has been reduced to 10 days from the original 14 days.

This new guidance has been issued to GP’s by the HSE and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre following a review of international evidence which includes a study from the Health Information and Quality Authority.

Under these changes, patients must be temperature-free for the last five days of the isolation period, with the 14-day movement restriction still applying to close contacts.

However, the new restrictions apply to positive cases in the community but it will not apply to people arriving in Ireland from non-Green List countries.

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