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COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings


Published 9 April 2020

Last updated 18 December 2020
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  1. Updated to include information on designated settings and exemption from re-testing.

  2. Changes to self-isolation policy for all admitted patients to 14 days; updated section 3 to include the provision of written instructions for ongoing isolation when discharging patients.

  3. Updated guidance (all sections).

  4. Added clarifications of testing capacity and strategy and re-ordered the page for improved readability.

  5. Clarified text and reordered sections.

  6. First published.



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