Self-isolating may feel daunting, inconvenient, and frustrating and you may be unsure how the next ten days will go.
Please remember, although you are no longer legally required to self-isolate if you are double jabbed or aged under 18 - if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace (and you are not experiencing any symptoms) - the testing policy remains unchanged. If you have received both doses of the vaccine or aged under 18 you must self-isolate for ten days if you test positive for Covid using a PCR test.
If you are self-isolating, the following hints and tips will help support you.
Do I still need to self-isolate?
If you fall into one of the below groups, you must self-isolate if contacted by NHS Test and trace or you test positive for Covid:
Make a plan
Remember, you can contact NHS Responders, set up to help anyone in England who needs to self-isolate for any reason with local volunteers who can offer practical support. Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).
What if I have been vaccinated?
We will continue to update this information as the situation evolves. Together we can #BeatCovidNE