High risk contacts: Why is 15 min definition no longer used?

High risk contacts: Why is 15 min definition no longer used?

The European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC)'s definition of a high risk contact includes a person who has "been in a closed environment (house, classroom, meeting room, hospital waiting room, etc.) with a COVID-19 case for more than 15 minutes." (Source: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/children-and-school-settings-covid-19-transmission) Why is the Scottish Government no longer using the 15 minute definition used by other countries and what evidence is there to support the Scottish Government's new definition which means that someone who has been in a classroom with a positive case for more than 15 minutes is no longer considered to be at high risk of transmission? Question answered on 16th December 2021: https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/covid-19-recovery-committee-december-16-2021?clip_start=10:22:30&clip_end=10:24:33 Read the official report here: https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/official-report/what-was-said-in-parliament/CVDR-16-12-2021?meeting=13486&iob=122409


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