It has became law for people to self-isolate if they test positive for coronavirus or are contacted by the test and trace service — otherwise risk being fined.
Residents will need to self-isolate if they:
- have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste);
- have tested positive for coronavirus — this means you have coronavirus;
- live with someone who has symptoms (if the person subsequently is confirmed negative, there is no need to self-isolate as a contact) or has tested positive;
- someone in your support bubble has symptoms (if the person subsequently is confirmed negative, there is no need to self-isolate as a contact) or has tested positive;
- are told by NHS Test and Trace that you’ve been in contact with a person with coronavirus;
- are returning from a country that does not have an air-bridge agreement.
If any of these things happen to you, you must stay at home because this helps to stop the virus from spreading to other people.
It is more than likely you will have little or no notice that you must self-isolate.
The IW NHS Trust has produced a Self Isolating Tool Kit, which can be accessed by clicking on the following link