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People who test positive for coronavirus or show symptoms in the UK must now self-isolate for at least 10 days, rather than 7, advice in line with WHO guidance, and should remain self isolated at least 3 days after symptoms have disappeared.

Until now, those showing key symptoms - a new continuous cough, a temperature or loss of taste or smell - have had to self-isolate for at least a week.

The chief medical officers said the change is "particularly important to protect those who have been shielding and in advance of the autumn and winter when we may see increased community transmission".  Evidence shows that people with Covid-19 have "a low but real possibility of infectiousness" between seven and nine days after falling ill, even though people are most contagious just before they display symptoms and up to several days afterwards. They may occasionally be contagious without displaying any symptoms.

You are strongly advised to continue to wash your hands very frequently and wear a face covering in any enclosed space outside your home to protect yourself and others.

Keeping a distance of up to 2 meters from others outside your family or bubble at all times is still important. 

Thank you for keeping Charlbury safe

Nikki Rycroft · Thu 30 Jul, 22:07 · Link

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