Safely isolating at home is what we all need to do when we become unwell with COVID-19
For many fully vaccinated people in our community who get COVID-19, the most that will happen is they will become unwell with cold like symptoms and need to stay home from work or school.
Anyone who gets COVID-19 may be asked to isolate at home. Isolating safely at home means staying home and avoiding close contact with everyone.
Useful tips for adults to safely isolate at home with COVID-19.
- Stay home and don’t go to work, Church, any social gatherings, or public places such as parks or shops.
- Don’t have visitors to your home, except for people delivering food and supplies in a safely distanced and contactless way.
- Its best to eat and sleep separately and try not to spend any time together in shared spaces like your living room.
- Try and stay at least 2 metres apart from others living in your home, and always wear a medical face mask that covers your nose and mouth when you are near others, like when you need to leave your bedroom to go to the bathroom.
- You can go outside, but please stay on your property and don’t get close to talk to neighbours or people passing by.
- Do not share things with others at home such as food from the same plate, toothbrushes, and towels.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces touched regularly like door handles, light switches and phones.
- Open doors and windows to increase the flow of fresh air inside.
Monitor your symptoms and if anything changes call your GP, Medical Centre or COVID-19 Healthline 0800 358 543.
Always call 111 in an emergency and come to hospital when:
- You feel very dizzy, drowsy or confused.
- Walking a very short distance makes you short of breath.
- Have chest pressure or pain lasting more than 10 minutes.
- Are unable to stand.