Implementation of self-isolation exemptions for Health and Social Care staff


DL(2021)50 outlines the policy framework which sets out the conditions which will enable Health and Social Care staff who are COVID-19 close contacts to obtain an exemption allowing them to return to work.

This policy is being implemented to provide a simple and consistent approach, which ensures parity with cross-sectoral guidance, whilst recognising that there need to be additional safeguards in place to protect those who use health and care services.

Partially (this includes individuals who have not had their booster dose) or unvaccinated Health and Social Care staff who are COVID-19 close contacts should not return to work for at least 10 days following exposure to the case.

 

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the relevant Placement Board or GPTrainingHR@nes.scot.nhs.uk.