The UK Government has this morning updated its guidance on self-isolation for COVID-19, reflecting updated medical advice.  From today:

  • individuals will need to self-isolate immediately if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or a loss or changed sense of normal smell or taste (anosmia).   The individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell.
  • all members of their household must also self-isolate for 14 days according to current guidelines, unless the symptomatic individual receives a negative test result.

Employers should ensure relevant workplace policies and notices are updated to reflect this new advice.