Have you got Covid-19 symptoms?

34 days ago

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you must start isolating for 10 days. The rest of your household will need to isolate for 14 days. You must book a test as soon as possible. You can do this by visiting gov.wales/coronavirus or call 119.

If your test result comes back positive, you will need to share your contacts via NHS Test, Trace, Protect. If your test result comes back negative, everyone in the household can stop isolating so long as there are no symptoms.

Are you adhering to the rules of self-isolation?

You must self-isolate:

  • if you have COVID-19 symptoms and have not been tested, or are waiting for test results
  • if you have tested positive for COVID-19
  • if you live with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms, or who has tested positive for COVID-19 (even if your test result was negative)
  • if you have COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, you must self-isolate at home for at least 10 days from when your symptoms began
  • if anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, you must self-isolate at home for at least 14 days from when symptoms began

If your test is negative, self-isolation can end for everyone as long as nobody else in the household has developed symptoms.

You may be asked to self-isolate by a contact tracing advisor even if you, or people you live with, don’t have any symptoms – you must do as they ask.

Self-isolating and staying at home means:

  • Don't go to work - work from home if you can
  • Don’t go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • Don’t go to school or college
  • Don’t go to any public area, including pubs, restaurants and cafes
  • Don’t go shopping, not even to buy food or other essentials (ask someone for help, or shop online)
  • Don’t use public transport
  • Don’t allow visitors to your home or garden
  • Don’t exercise anywhere outside your home or garden

It is vitally important that you adhere to these rules in order to protect yourself, and your community.