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Vaccinated nurses will now be ‘expected to return to work’ instead of isolating

Vaccinated nurses will now be expected to return to work instead of isolating as new rules are set to relax.

In a letter on the latest rule change from NHS England chief nursing officer Ruth May, chief people officer Prerana Issar, and medical director for primary care Dr Nikita Kanani said “Fully vaccinated staff and students who are identified as a contact of a positive Covid-19 case will no longer be expected to isolate and will be expected to return to work.”

Staff returning to work are required to have been double jabbed, have no Covid-19 symptoms and receive a negative PCR test. This latest change in rules go in line with changes for the wider population. 

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Source: Nursing Times, 16 August 2021


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