Government advice as at 22.03.2020 is to stay at home if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), live with someone who does or are in an at risk group
Staying at home means you should:
- not go to work, school or public areas
- not use public transport or taxis
- not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
- not go out to buy food or collect medicine – order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home
You can use your garden, if you have one. You can also leave the house to exercise – but stay at least 2 metres away from other people.
Please see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ for full information and isolation durations.
Vulnerable patients should be self-isolating for 12 weeks. Please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19 for full details of who this applies to and what it means to you.
Please use https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to check symptoms and obtain a sick note / isolation note.