Fully-vaccinated people cohabiting with positive cases now considered “high risk” contacts

DGS health chiefs have today changed guidance over isolation/ contacts of risk. If a fully-vaccinated person is cohabiting (in the same household) with someone who tests positive for SARS-CoV-2, no matter what their symptoms (or lack of), they are to be considered “a contact of high risk”. Previously, vaccinated people were only considered ‘high risk’ if they shared the same room as an infected person. Now this has ‘widened’ – due to the transmissibility of Omicron. Testing, and a period of self-isolation will follow – the length of which depends on both test result and whether or not the contact goes on to develop symptoms.