The UK government published their approach to exit lockdown on 11 May 2020. Self-isolation of infected individuals will remain a key part of the response to coronavirus, however the UK guidance to the general public is to self-isolate for 7 days from the onset of symptoms. After this individuals only need to continue to self-isolate if they still have a high temperature regardless of the continuation of other symptoms, with no recommended fever-free period at the end. This is at odds with guidance from other countries. The WHO recommends clinical recovery and two negative tests 24 hours apart before discharge from hospital, and to follow national guidance for self-isolation in non-hospitalised symptomatic cases. In earlier guidance, where testing is not possible, WHO recommended that confirmed patients remain isolated for an additional two weeks after resolution of symptoms.

 

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