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CDNA and PHLN joint statement – Revised Australian criteria for the release of persons recovered from COVID-19 from isolation

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Publication date: 
5 August 2020
Last updated: 
13 August 2020
Publication type: 
Guideline
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

CDNA and PHLN have revised their advice on the release from isolation of persons who have had COVID-19.

CDNA and PHLN have agreed that people who:

  • are eligible for release from isolation, based on the clinical criteria, do not pose a risk of onward infection
  • have recovered from COVID-19 are no longer required to meet additional laboratory testing criteria prior to going into high-risk settings.

But significantly immunocompromised people require negative PCR tests following COVID-19 illness before they are released from isolation.