Children Covid tests: Difference between lateral flow & PCR test – Isolation rules change

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme today, schools minister Vicky Ford said children who receive a positive lateral flow test must stay away from school.

The rule remains even if children receive a positive from this test and then get a negative PCR result.

People who come into contact with someone who receives a positive test must self-isolate for seven days.

Anyone who tests positive themselves must self-isolate for ten days, starting the day after their symptoms began.

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