Stay at home: guidance for households 

If you reside alone and you've got symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (The ending isolation section below has more information)

• if you reside with others and you're the primary within the household to possess symptoms of coronavirus, then you want to occupy home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must occupy home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the primary person within the house became ill. See the explanatory diagram

• for anyone else within the household who starts displaying symptoms, they must remain reception for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, no matter what day they are on within the original 14-day isolation period.

• it's likely that folks living within a household will infect one another or be infected already. Staying reception for 14 days will greatly reduce the general amount of infection the household could expire to others within the community

• if you’ll, move any vulnerable individuals (such because the elderly and people with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to remain with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

• if you can't move vulnerable people out of your home, stand back from them the maximum amount as possible

• if you have coronavirus symptoms:


• don't attend a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital


• you are doing not got to contact 111 to inform them you’re staying reception


• testing for coronavirus isn't needed if you’re staying reception

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

• wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, whenever using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser

• if you are feeling you can't deal with your symptom’s reception, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms don't recover after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you are doing not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

If you have a vulnerable person living with you

Minimise the maximum amount as possible the time any vulnerable relations spend in shared spaces like kitchens, bathrooms and sitting areas, and keep shared spaces well ventilated.


Aim to stay 2 metres (3 steps) faraway from vulnerable people you reside with and encourage them to sleep during a different bed where possible. If they will, they ought to use a separate bathroom from the remainder of the household.


Make sure they use separate towels from the opposite people in your house, both for drying themselves after bathing or showering and for hand-hygiene purposes.

If you are doing share a rest room and toilet with a vulnerable person, it's important that you simply clean them whenever you employ them (for example, wiping surfaces you've got come into contact with).


Another tip is to think about drawing up a rota for bathing, with the vulnerable person using the facilities first. If you share a kitchen with a vulnerable person, avoid using it while they're present.


If they will, they ought to take their meals back to their room to eat. If you have one, use a dishwasher to clean and dry the family’s used crockery and cutlery.


If this is often impossible, wash them using your usual washing up liquid and warm water and dry them thoroughly. If the vulnerable person is using their own utensils, remember to use a separate dish towel for drying these.


We understand that it'll be difficult for a few people to separate themselves from others reception.


You should do your absolute best to follow this guidance and everybody in your household should regularly wash their hands, avoid touching their face, and clean frequently touched surfaces.

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