Information about Covid-19 and looking after your health.
Stricter measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 are now in place, in particular people are required to stay at home, except for very limited purposes and all gatherings of more than two people in public have to be prevented.
Extremely vulnerable groups are strongly advised to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks from the day they are contacted by the NHS.
Anyone with symptoms that may be caused by Covid-19 and do not require hospital treatment, must home-isolate for at least 7 days, or more until they are well (e.g. their high temperature has not come down).
Anyone who lives with someone home-isolating must also home isolate, for:
- 14 days, if they do not develop Covid-19 symptoms
- 7 days if they do develop Covid-19 symptoms, from the start of their own symptoms, regardless of how far into the 14 days household-isolation they are.
[Updated: 25 March]