A spokesperson for Sir Keir said: ‘This afternoon Keir Starmer was advised to self-isolate after a member of his private office staff tested positive at coronavirus.
“Keir is fine and has no symptoms. He will now work from home. ”
He is expected to remain in isolation until Dec.16 after contacting the employee on Tuesday, the spokesperson added.
Mr. Starmer isolated in september after one of her children showed symptoms. The child’s test was negative and he was able to resume his normal functions.
The Labor leader’s wife, Victoria, works for an NHS hospital which allows any staff member or relative to get a COVID-19[feminine[feminine test done if they have symptoms.
But government guidelines advise people who come in contact with anyone who tests positive to stay indoors for 14 days – even if they themselves test negative. It is not known when Sir Keir was last tested for the virus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to self-isolate a second time last month after meeting an MP who later tested positive.
Mr Johnson was forced to participate virtually in the Prime Minister’s Questions after spending around 35 minutes with Lee Anderson on November 12.
Like Sir Keir, he showed no symptoms, but said he was ‘following the rules’ and stayed ‘as fit as a butcher’s dog’ during his quarantine at number 10.