Latest COVID-19 guidance updates

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Guidance on quarantine and shielding has been produced by a joint working group of the NHS Staff Council Executive. These documents provide updates to the initial Department of Health and Social Care guidance on both matters.

30 July update

The government has now confirmed that registered health and care professionals travelling to the UK from high-risk countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Read more about this in the government press release. 


Revised guidance has been published which provides information on:

  • the introduction of travel corridors, which came in to effect on 10 July
  • leave and pay options when staff are required to quarantine.

The FCO continues to advise against all non-essential travel, other than to those countries which are listed as a travel corridor.

Download the guidance.


Guidance has been published in response to the pausing of national shielding with effect from 1 August 2020. Information is provided on:

  • how staff can be supported to return to work, and
  • where a physical return is not possible, options available to staff and employers. 

Existing guidance should continue to be used in cases where local lockdown is introduced.

Read the latest shielding update.

For more information on COVID-19, visit our dedicated guidance section.

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