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Coronavirus: Quarantine

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 110881, tabled on 3 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people adhere to self-isolation rules when asked to do so after contracting, or found to be a close contact of someone who has contracted, covid-19.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

12 January 2021

Anyone notified by NHS Test and Trace that they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone who has is legally required to self-isolate.

NHS Test and Trace, with input from Public Health England and the Scientific Pandemic Influenza – Behavioural group, have conducted a survey to understand compliance with self-isolation. The results of this survey will be published in due course.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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