Vaccinated contacts of people with Covid in England told to test daily
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Vaccinated contacts of people with Covid in England told to test daily

DHSC directs vaccinated contacts of those who test positive to take daily lateral flow tests for seven days

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Fully vaccinated people in England who have had contact with someone with Covid-19 should take a rapid lateral flow test every day for seven days, in a bid to slow the spread of the virus, the Department of Health and Social Care has said.

The new directive, which will take effect from Tuesday, comes after “a significant rise in Omicron cases”, the DHSC said. It applies whether or not the contact is with someone with the more transmissible Omicron variant and applies from the day they are notified as being a contact.

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