New Isolation Guidance
  • November 24, 2020

New Isolation Guidance

Isolation Guidance: If a member of your household has Covid-19.

If a member of your household has Covid-19 you are required to isolate at home for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day the first person in your household developed symptoms or, if they did not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken.

If you do not develop symptoms:

If you remain well, you can return to your normal routine at the end of the 14-day period. You do not need to isolate for longer than 14 days, even if other household members develop symptoms during this period. However, the person with new symptoms should now self-isolate for 10 days. People in the household who remain well after 14 days are unlikely to be infectious.

If you develop symptoms:

If you develop symptoms and receive a positive test whilst isolating at home, you are to begin a new 10-day isolation period from the day your symptoms began, regardless of where you are within the initial 14 day isolation period.

You can return to your normal routine and stop self-isolating after 10 days if your symptoms have gone or if you continue to have a cough or anosmia. This is because a cough or anosmia can last for several weeks once the infection has gone.

If you still have a high temperature after 10 days, you must remain at home and seek medical advice.