With the emergence of the new and more infectious variants of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that self-isolation is observed if you have symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

All four nations have guidance on self-isolation.


See NHS leaflet: Suspected coronavirus (COVID-19): Important information to keep you safe while isolating at home

PHE leaflet: Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Leaflet available in other lanuages from the PHE website.

Northern Ireland

See Coronavirus (COVID-19): self-isolating


In Scotland a Test and protect self-isolation campaign has been launched.

Self-isolation factsheets are available in illustrated, easy read and large print formats. They are also available in a number of different lanuages - see Coronavirus (COVID-19): self-isolation factsheet

NHS Scotland has also produced a Stakeholder toolkit of communication materials (posters, videos and sound files) for their FACTS campaign (Face coverings, Avoid crowds, Clean hands, Two metres, Self-isolate) for downloaded.


For Wales, updated guidance is available on the gov.wales website covering calculating your self-isolation period, when to self-isolate, ways to avoid spreading coronavirus to people you live with, and what to do if you get coronavirus symptoms again.