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.
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.