How to self isolate

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
  • 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 getting groceries, medication or other shopping

You should make sure any items delivered are left outside, or in the porch, or 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.

Updated on 16th March: Anyone living alone should self isolate for 7 days. If you live with more than one person, your household should self isolate for 14 days.