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.

Negative test result

If your PCR test result is negative but you still have symptoms, you may have another virus such as a cold or flu. You should stay at home until you feel well. Seek medical attention if you are concerned about your symptoms.

You can stop isolating as long as:

  • you are well;
  • no-one else in your household has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19; and / or
  • you have not been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

Anyone in your household who is isolating because of your symptoms can also stop isolating.

Page updated: 23/02/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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