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Covid-19: Fully vaccinated patients no longer need to test or isolate before elective procedures, hospitals are told

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 28 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2383

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  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Fully vaccinated patients no longer need to have a polymerase chain reaction covid-19 test or to isolate before elective procedures, as long as they have a negative lateral flow test on the day, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has told hospitals.

The recommendation is one of three changes hospitals have been told they can make to the management of covid-19 infection, prevention, and control measures. They can also reduce physical distancing …

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