If you've got an alert telling you that you've been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, and you need to self-isolate, then you will have to say at home for a full 10 days following that contact. It can take up to 10 days for symptoms to appear. People in your household will not need to isolate unless you develop symptoms.
If you develop coronavirus symptoms during this 10 day period, follow the guidance about what to do.
If you do not develop symptoms after 10 days, you can stop self-isolating. You will not need a coronavirus test. You should continue to stay alert and follow the latest government advice.
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 specific to where you live.
If you live in England:
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.