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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.