Self Isolating / Hunan YnysuIf you have symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, you must self-isolate at home for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19.If you are not experiencing symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19 you also must self-isolate for at least 10 days, starting from the day the test was taken. If you develop symptoms during this isolation period, you must restart your 10-day isolation from the day you develop symptoms.After 10 days, if you still have a temperature you must continue to self-isolate and seek medical advice. You do not need to continue to self-isolate after 10 days if you only have a cough or loss of smell or taste, as these symptoms can last for several weeks after the infection has gone. See the ending isolation section below for more information.If you live with others, all other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken. If anyone else in the household starts displaying symptoms, they must stay at home for at least 10 days from when their symptoms appear, regardless of what day they are on in their original 14-day isolation period. The ending isolation section below has more information.If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), then you must stay at home for at least 10 days. All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
Self Isolating / Hunain Ynysu1. Persons identified as contacts of COVID-19If you have been spoken to or identified as a contact of a case of COVID-19 and are within your 14 day self-isolation period, please continue to follow the advice on here.Despite a negative test (with symptoms or without), you must continue to self-isolate until the 14 day incubation period is over. If you subsequently become unwell after the 14 day incubation period, you should self-isolate again, and may need a further test.2. Persons without a known contact of COVID-19Your negative test does not conclusively rule out infection due to COVID-19, but means that it is more likely that your symptoms were due to a different infection, such as influenza or other bugs that cause coughs and colds. It is important that you do not pass on these infections either, and should continue to self-isolate until you are better.If you subsequently become unwell again, you should self-isolate, and may need a further test.If you have had a NEGATIVE test result but have never had any symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate. If you subsequently become unwell, you should self-isolate, and may need a further test.