COVID-19 – Self Isolation Advice
Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19). You will be required to follow the guidance given Public Health.
This will help prevent any onward spread of the virus.
Self-isolation is different to:
- physical/ social distancing – general advice for everyone to avoid close contact with other people
- shielding – advice for people at high risk from coronavirus
When self-isolating you should:
- not leave your home to go to work, school, public places or to buy food and medicine (order online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home and leave it on your doorstep for you to collect when they have left)
- not use public transport or use taxis
- not have any visitors to your home, including friends and family (except for people providing essential care)
- not leave your home for exercise (exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one)
- note any changes to your symptoms, and if you worsen call 111 for advice as required.
Read more on managing home isolation HERE.
If you have symptoms of covid-19 and have been tested you will need to self-isolate until your result is known. If you have tested positive for coronavirus, you will need to self-isolate for 7 days (10 if still infectious, see here).