How to self-isolate

If you are asked to self-isolate you need to:

  • Stay at home
  • Not go to work, school or public areas (such as restaurants, cinemas or bars)
  • Not use public transport like buses, trains, tubes or taxis
  • Avoid visitors to your home
  • Ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you – such as grocery shopping or acquiring medication

You should make sure any items delivered are left outside your door, as appropriate for your home.

If you live with other people, you may have to take extra measures to reduce the chances of onward infection, such as staying in a separate room and regularly cleaning shared kitchens and bathrooms.