Covid in Hospital

Hi there

Apologies if I’m asking what has already been asked and I’ve missed it, but does anyone know the procedure for the other patients if someone in a Hospital Bay tests positive for Covid?

Hi Pauline,

this might help;

  1. Patient exposures in hospital
    In-patients who are known to have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 patient while on the ward (an exposure similar to a household setting), should be isolated or cohorted (grouped together) with other similarly exposed patients who do not have COVID-19 symptoms, until their hospital admission ends or until 14 days after last exposure.

If symptoms or signs consistent with COVID-19 occur in the 14 days after exposure then relevant diagnostic tests, including for SARS-CoV-2, should be performed. These patients should be isolated or cohorted with other suspected cases while results are pending.

To get patients ready for discharge, the guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions and discharging COVID-19 patients should be followed.

On discharge, patients should be advised to stay at home and referred to the stay at home guidance if less than 14 days has elapsed since their exposure.

You can read more here [Withdrawn] [Withdrawn] COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social care settings - GOV.UK NB you have to scroll past all the information on staff exposure to Covid, to get to the relevant information.


Many thanks for that information.

Best wishes.