Test, trace and isolate

The test, trace and isolate steps continue to play an important role in managing Covid in our community by preventing the virus spreading.

Leaving or people entering your home during self-isolation

Do not leave your home at anytime. This includes going to work, school, the shops or any other public area.

Have food, medication and other supplies delivered to you.

Do not invite or allow social visitors to enter your home, including friends and family. If you want to speak to someone who is not a member of your household, use the phone, email or social media.

If you or a family member receive essential care in your home, carers should continue to visit and follow the relevant guidance.

All non-essential in-house services and repairs should be postponed until the self-isolation period is completed.

Living with others during self-isolation

  • If you can, use separate washing and cooking facilities. These should be cleaned before being used by others.
  • Don’t share towels, toothbrushes, cups, plates or cutlery.
  • Wash hands with soap and water before cooking and eating, and after using the toilet.

It may be difficult for some people to separate themselves from others in their household. Not all these measures will be possible if you are living with children or have caring responsibilities but follow this guidance to the best of your ability in these circumstances.

Page updated: 14/09/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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