What If I display Symptoms of Covid-19

Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms:

To protect others, you must stay at home if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

This is called self-isolation.

If you think you might have coronavirus, check if you need to self-isolate using the 111 online coronavirus service. Click Here for instructions

Can I leave my home if I'm self-isolating?

If you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus:

  • do not leave your home for any reason – if you need food or medicine, order it online or by phone, or ask someone to deliver it to your home

  • do not have visitors in your home – including friends and family

  • do any exercise at home – you can use your garden, if you have one

How long to self-isolate

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, self-isolate for 7 days.

After 7 days:

  • if you do not have a high temperature, you can stop self-isolating

  • if you still have a high temperature, keep self-isolating until your temperature returns to normal

You do not need to keep self-isolating if you just have a cough after 7 days. A cough can last for weeks after the infection has gone.

If you live with someone who has symptoms

If you live with someone who has symptoms, self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started.

This is because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear.

If more than 1 person at home has symptoms, self-isolate for 14 days from the day the first person started having symptoms.

  • If you get symptoms while self-isolating – you should self-isolate for 7 days from when your symptoms started, even if it means you're self-isolating for longer than 14 days.

  • If you do not get symptoms while self-isolating – you can stop self-isolating after 14 days.

After self-isolation

You still need to stay at home when you stop self-isolating.

But you can go out to exercise once a day and for essential trips, such as to buy food.

Please be advised Certain Groups can now be tested for COVID-19. To Learn More Please Click The Following links:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested

and

https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/test-type

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