What is self-isolating?

What is self-isolating?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you need to completely stay away from other people to prevent the spread of the virus.

You’ll need to stay at home if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or live with someone who does.

Staying at home means you should:

  • not go to work, school or public areas
  • not use public transport or taxis
  • not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
  • not go out to buy food or collect medicine – order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home

You can find out more about self-isolating, especially if you live with other people on the government website here or on the NHS website here.