Despite the marked international variance in COVID-19 related public health strategies, several fundamentals remain critical for controlling the pandemic across all nations. Crucially, the management of suspected and confirmed cases and their close contacts is a key determinant of infection rates in a population [1].Therefore, an efficiently-operating test-trace-isolate system is of paramount importance to interrupt community transmission, with particular emphasis on providing support for isolation for a specified period (usually between 10 and 14 days across Europe). Drawing on analyses of international approaches to self-isolation measures [2], we distil five key insights for maximising public adherence to self-isolation in the European region.


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Patel, J., Fernandes, G. & Sridhar, D. 2021, 'Maximising public adherence to COVID-19 self-isolation in Europe', The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 4, article no: 100089. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100089

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