COVID-19: working after self-isolation
How long to stay at home?
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you will need to stay at home for 10 days.
- If you live with someone who has symptoms, you will need to stay at home for 10 days – if more than 1 person at home has symptoms, stay at home for 10 days, from the day this person started displaying symptoms. If you develop symptoms, then stay at home for 10 days from when the symptoms start (even if this means you are at home for longer than 14 days). If you do not develop symptoms, you can stop staying home after 14 days.
After 10 days:
- If you do not have a high temperature and your temperature has been normal for at least 24 hours, you do not need to stay at home
- If you still have a high temperature, stay at home until it has returned to normal and remained at this normal temperature for at least 24 hours
- You do not need to stay at home if you continue to have a cough after 10 days. This cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone