Guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection
This guidance is for:
- people with symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19, including those who are waiting for a test.
- people who have received a positive COVID-19 test result (whether or not they have symptoms).
- people who currently live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 symptoms, or with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- Self-isolation following a positive Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test
- How to minimise interacting with others during self-isolation
- Your health and wellbeing
- Negative test after experiencing symptoms
- Employees in care home, the NHS or a primary school
- Example of household self-isolation
- Further information
Possible / confirmed COVID-19 for care home, NHS or primary school employees
There are special arrangements for people who work in the NHS, care homes and primary schools, and who have regular Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests as part of a workplace asymptomatic testing programme.
In this situation, if your LFD test result is positive, you and your household should self-isolate. You should also arrange to have a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.
If this PCR test result is positive you and your household must complete your full self-isolation period. If this PCR test result is negative, follow the negative test after experiencing symptoms advice.