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Testing and self-isolation

The Government advice for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is to try to stay at home and away from others to avoid passing on the virus.

  • It is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate because of Coronavirus.
  • Most people without COVID-19 symptoms do not need to get rapid tests – see the NHS website for more information

If you stay home after a positive test, the Community Hub and NHS responders can help with shopping and medication.

The image shows government guidance for keeping yourself safe from Covid-19 . The image is split into 6 sections with different coloured backgrounds. Box 1: How you can continue to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Box 2: Vaccines. Get vaccinated to reduce your risk of catching Covid-19 and becoming seriously ill, and to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. Box 3: Fresh air. Letting fresh air in if meeting indoors or meeting outdoors to disperse Covid-19 particles and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Box 4: Face covering. Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces. Box 5: Stay at home if unwell. Try to stay at home if you are unwell. Box 6: Hand washing. Wash your hands regularly to limit the spread of Covid-19.