Self-isolation and the law

In deciding whether to impose a requirement referred to in sub-paragraph (3)(d) or (e) the public health officer must have regard to a person’s wellbeing and personal circumstances.

(i)an officer of the Secretary of State designated by the Secretary of State for any or all of the purposes of this Schedule, or

(ii)a registered public health consultant so designated.

This regulation applies where an adult is notified, other than by means of the NHS Covid 19 smartphone app developed and operated by the Secretary of State, by a person specified in paragraph (4) that —

(a)they have —

(i) tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (“coronavirus”) pursuant to a test after 28th September 2020, or

(ii) had close contact after 28th September 2020 with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus;

(b) a child in respect of whom they are a responsible adult has —

(i) tested positive for coronavirus pursuant to a test after 28th September 2020, or

(ii) come into close contact after 28th September 2020 with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

(a) the Secretary of State;

(b) a person employed or engaged for the purposes of the health service (within the meaning of section 275 of the National Health Service Act 2006 or section 108 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(8));

(c ) a person employed or engaged by a local authority.

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