Test, trace and isolate
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.