HSS(MD) 92/2020 - NEW VARIANT OF SARS-COV-2 VIRUS IN SOUTH AFRICA : ACTION FOR HEALTH SERVICE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Anyone who has arrived back from, or transited through South Africa into any part of the UK including Northern Ireland must self-isolate for 10 days along with their household. Those who have arrived from South Africa within the last 14 days are also advised to self- isolate for

10 days along with their household.

All individuals who have a travel history from South Africa in the past 14 days and who present to health services must be tested for COVID-19, they should be tested through Pillar 1 testing arrangements – that is through HSC Trust laboratory services and not through Pillar 2 arrangements;

Should such individuals present to primary care or out-of-hours services, arrangements should be made through the local T rust for testing through Pillar 1

HSSMD-92-2020-NEW-VARIANT-OF-SARS-COV-2-VIRUS-IN-SOUTH-AFRICA-ACTIONS-FOR-HEALTH-SERVICE-IN-NORTHERN-IRELAND