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Health Professions: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2654, tabled on 16 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to advise medical professionals in 'at-risk' groups to self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered on

31 March 2020

Guidance was sent out to all National Health Service departments on Friday 20 March from NHS England and NHS Improvement about supporting vulnerable staff. A copy of the guidance is attached. The guidance states that “The NHS will support staff to stay well and at work. NHS organisations should make adjustments to enable this wherever possible. Adjustments may include working remotely or moving to a lower risk area.”