This is a joint publication between Public Health Scotland and Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) Scotland, part of NHS National Services Scotland.
This guidance provides recommendations for the public health follow-up and management of contacts of confirmed human cases of COVID-19.
This document is for use by all staff involved in tracing and managing contacts of cases. This is being undertaken by NHS board health protection teams (HPTs) working in partnership with the National Contact Tracing Centre (NCTC).
The guidance has been merged with the contact tracing guidance for complex settings and contains advice for these complex settings.
A complex or high risk setting can be one where the case or contact work, reside or have visited during any part of the infectious period. Examples of these can be found in section 9.1 of the guidance.
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