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 by the Contact Tracing Bureau (CTB).
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 let the CTB know as part of your daily follow up or call the 111 for immediate advice if required.
Read more on managing home isolation HERE.
If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you will usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days; though it is important to take direction from the CTB/ Public Health department. Read more on contact tracing HERE.