6. Self-isolation for Social Care Staff
A high number of staff self-isolating would put additional pressure on already fragile social care services, and we would therefore like to emphasise the current guidance for social care that includes social workers and essential residential childcare staff (and Health Care Staff). Health and social care staff are eligible for the self-isolation exemption. Further information is available online at NHS Inform: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Self-isolation exemption for health and social care workers.
If a staff member declines daily LFD testing, they must not return to work in a physical setting and where possible, should instead work from home during the 10 day isolation period. Staff are advised that they should also follow the Scottish Government guidance on isolating after the initial close contact, when they are not at work or carrying out work related activities.
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