Eighth Report Contents

Instruments of interest

Health Protection (Notification) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/237)

11.This instrument makes COVID-19 a notifiable disease. It places a duty on medical practitioners to notify Public Health England (PHE) within three days when they identify a patient who has the disease, along with details that would enable the patient to be traced. Laboratories are also required to notify PHE within seven days if they identify SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) as a causative agent in a human sample. The instrument has immediate effect.





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