What does self-isolation mean?
If you are self isolating these are the dos and dont’s from the NHS website.
try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly people over 70, or those with long-term health conditions
ask friends, family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines but leave them outside
sleep alone, if possible
regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to help with your symptoms
do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)
do not leave your home, for example to go for a walk, to school or to public places.
Use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service if
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.