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March 11, 2022

Self Isolation Extended from 7 to 10 Days if you Test Positive for COVID-19

Fiona Millington
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COVID-19: Nurses & Carers

You must now self isolate for ten days if you or a household member tests positive for COVID-19, following new government advice released on 30.07.20.

This has been extended from the previous recommended period of seven days.

We recommend nurses and carers arrange a COVID-19 test at least once a week, to make sure you're regularly tested.

This helps you protect yourself and the vulnerable residents you're in contact with.

How to get tested

You can book your own test here.

While all care homes you work with should now be offering to test you every week, we know in reality some may not be doing this yet. Arranging your own testing provides peace of mind.

Please let your Florence account manager know if you are not offered a test at a care home you work with, and we'll investigate further.

We’re here to help

We understand the uncertainty and stress coronavirus has brought to your working life, and we appreciate the incredible challenge frontline nurses and carers are facing.

Florence is working to keep you, residents and care homes protected from the spread of infection. If you are unsure, please see our guidelines on what we are doing to help all Florence users, as well as see our policy for nurses and carers to follow during this time.

If you have any questions about increased testing in care homes, please get in touch by calling your account manager on 020 3911 2555, or emailing us at

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