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
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above, stay at home and arrange to have a test.
There are several other symptoms linked with COVID-19. These other symptoms may have another cause and are not on their own a reason to have a COVID-19 test. If you are concerned about your symptoms, seek medical advice.