COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Please note the guidance and advice detailed below

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For the latest information and advice regarding COVID-19 please see:

Public Health Agency (NI)

Covid 19 Advice Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

DONATION CRITERIA

In addition to the usual criteria for donation (see Can I Donate?):

Person with confirmed Coronavirus

  • You must not donate until at least 7 days have passed since the end of symptoms

Person with symptoms of Coronavirus but not confirmed by a test

  • You must not donate until at least 7 days have passed since the end of symptoms

Person with symptoms of Coronavirus but tested negative

  • You must not donate until at least 7 days have passed since the end of symptoms

Person testing positive for Coronavirus but with no symptoms

  • You must not donate until at least 7 days have passed since the date of the last positive test

 

Person who has been in isolation (this excludes donors with symptoms of Coronavirus)

  • You can donate 10 days after the first day of isolation provided you remain well

Contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus

  • There is no obligatory deferral period provided you remain well

Symptoms of Coronavirus infection include

  • Fever
  • New persistent cough
  • Loss, or change in sense of smell and/or taste