This guidance was updated yesterday to reflect the latest isolation advice for residents and to remove VCOD. The two sections you want to look at are ‘Visits in and out‘ and ‘In the event of an outbreak’.
In the visits out section, note the following re isolation:
“the need for those returning from off-site visits to self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact of a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19:
- any individual who has received at least 2 doses of the vaccine and is identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 – whether Omicron or not – will not need to self-isolate. Instead, they should undertake daily lateral flow tests for 7 days following exposure
- for supported living settings that are comparable to care home settings, refer to the admissions guidance for further information on self-isolation following close contact
- for supported living settings that are comparable to a household, refer to the stay at home guidance
- it is now possible for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 to end self-isolation early, refer to the stay at home guidance“
The outbreaks section has been updated to describe what a supported living worker should do if they have COVID-19 symptoms or test positive and refers you to the management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social care settings guidance.
Similarly if a staff member with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine is a close contact of someone with COVID-19, they should follow the management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social care settings guidance.