If you test positive for coronavirus, you will have to stay at home for at least 10 days. People in your household and support bubble will also need to self-isolate for 10 days.
If you booked your test through the app, your test result will be updated automatically in the app. Read about how to link your test result to the app if you booked a test a different way.
By linking a test result to the app, the app can give you the most relevant guidance. You can also choose to share your result anonymously with other app users who have spent time near you, or in ‘close contact', over the last few days. These alerts will never identify you as an individual. Read more about who gets an alert if you test positive.
If you are under 18 years old, and test positive for coronavirus, you should notify a trusted adult before taking any action.
If you have questions about how the advice applies to you, or are struggling with self-isolation, please call 111.
There is a lot of information to help you during this period:
There is more information available for where you live.
If you live in England:
Information about NHS Test and Trace - if you're in England and have tested positive for coronavirus, you'll get an email, text, or call from the NHS Test and Trace service. You'll be asked where you've been recently and if you have spent time with people.
If you live in Wales:
Information about NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect – if you’re in Wales and have tested positive for coronavirus, you’ll get an email, text or call from NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service. You’ll be asked where you’ve been recently and if you have spent time with people.