You and your family need to stay at home

To protect others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.


Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

To avoid spreading infection


If you live alone, do not leave your home for 7 days

Do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started, however mild they are.


If your temperature is still high after 7 days, stay at home until it’s back to normal.


If you live with other people, keep everyone at home for 14 days

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.


It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the spread of infection to others in the community.


Vulnerable people

If you can, move any vulnerable people (the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, for the whole isolation period.


If you cannot do this, stay away from vulnerable people as much as possible.

How to look after your symptoms at home

  • rest and drink plenty of fluids
  • take paracetamol
  • cover the mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • put used tissues in a bin
  • wash your hands regularly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds

If you feel you can’t cope with your symptoms at home or your condition gets worse use the 111 online service again.


If you have symptoms not related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and need help. Check to see if your surgery is partnered with us and speak to a doctor by video, or log in if you already have an account.