COVID-19: self-isolation

Self-Isolation helps stop coronavirus spreading

Do not leave your home if you have symptoms of coronavirus or live with someone who does

Symptoms of Coronavirus

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anosmia – loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Guidance:

  • Do not leave your home for any reason – if you need food or medicine order them by phone or online or ask someone to drop them to your home
  • Do not have any visitors to your home
  • You can use your garden if you have one
  • If you have symptoms you need to self-isolate for 10 days.

After 10 days

  • If you do not have a high temperature you do not need to self-isolate
  • If you still have a high temperature, keep self-isolating until your temperature returns to normal.
  • You do not need to self-isolate if you just have a cough after 10 days. A cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone

If you live with someone who has symptoms:

  • You need to self-isolate for 10 days from the day their symptoms started
  • If you do not get symptoms, you can stop self-isolating after 10 days

Stay up to date with the latest NHS advice here.

Stay up to date with the latest HSE advice here.