Salisbury District Hospital is asking patients and visitors to adhere to Covid measures in its hospital settings, while the Government has lifted all rules from today.
The hospital says they are reviewing the NHS-specific guidance they have recently received.
Until this changes, the hospital is asking patients and visitors to “adhere to existing measures and comply with requests from staff”.
From today (Thursday February 24), those who test positive for Covid will no longer be legally required to self-isolate, but rather they will be advised to stay at home for at least five days.
Close contacts will no longer be legally required to test daily for seven days, and the £500 self-isolation support payment for peopole on low incomes who test positive has been scrapped.
These measures are in force after the Government unveiled its ‘Living with Covid’ plan.
The county’s health chief is warning that the dropping of legal restrictions “doesn’t mark the end of the pandemic” and that we must not forget those vulnerable to the virus.
Although the government has lifted rules on COVID-19, we are reviewing NHS guidance. Until that changes we ask patients and visitors to keep adhering to existing measures and to comply with requests from staff. We still have a significant number of COVID-19 positive patients. pic.twitter.com/IrQJjVpCiU
— Salisbury Hospital (@SalisburyNHS) February 24, 2022
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