Has this guidance changed? (NHS isolation)

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covetingthepreciousthings Wed 18-Nov-20 08:03:45

From the NHS website re: if you test positive -

Keep self-isolating if you have any of these symptoms after 10 days:
•a high temperature or feeling hot and shivery
•a runny nose or sneezing
•feeling or being sick
Only stop self-isolating when these symptoms have gone.

I don't remember seeing runny nose? Or feeling sick on the list before only a high temp?


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PinkDaffodil2 Wed 18-Nov-20 08:13:32

That’s to continue self isolating, not start. So if you have a positive test and after 11 days still have diarrhoea then keep isolating even if your fever / cough has settled. Lots of people have these symptoms with COVID but it wouldn’t be workable to have everyone with just those isolate / test as they’re more common / less specific.

covetingthepreciousthings Wed 18-Nov-20 08:16:16

Yes sorry @PinkDaffodil2 I understand it's for stopping self isolating but I'm still sure this guidance has changed recently as it was just a high temp before and didn't include the others?

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PinkDaffodil2 Wed 18-Nov-20 08:16:37

Sorry to answer your actual question - I think it must have changed at some point as early on it said to wait until the time had passed and you were fever free for 2 days or so, and could stop isolating if just a cough persisted.

PinkDaffodil2 Wed 18-Nov-20 08:17:22

The other symptoms weren’t mentioned before.

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