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If you are a Key Worker and have received a POSITIVE test result for COVID-19 infection:

  • Self-Isolate for at least 10 days

You and your whole household must self-isolate at home in line with the Welsh Government self-isolation guidance:

To reduce the risk of passing on the infection to other household members you should take actions as outlined in the guidance.

  • Return to Work

You (as key worker) can return to work:

  • On day 11 after the onset of symptoms as long as you do not have a high temperature (without taking medications such as paracetamol, etc.) for the last 48 hours.
  • If by day 11, you have not had a raised temperature for 48 hours, and your only symptom is a persistent cough, you can still return to work (post-viral cough is known to persist for several weeks in some cases).

Your household members are to self-isolate for 14 days from your symptom onset date; if they subsequently develop symptoms themselves, they must self-isolate for at least 10 days from their symptom onset and may request a test.

Further details are available in the Welsh Government self-isolation guidance:

If the ill person in the household is not showing any signs of improvement and has not already sought medical advice, visit the  NHS Direct Wales website or call NHS 111.  If it is a medical emergency, call 999