If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19

Here is what to do if you have been in contact or live with someone who has Covid-19.

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It's a legal requirement to self-isolate if you are told to by NHS Test and Trace. You could be fined if you do not self-isolate.

If you live with the contact who has Covid-19

Follow the instructions on GOV.UK.

If you don't live with the contact who has Covid-19

Follow the following, depending on your vaccination status.

If you are fully vaccinated* or under 18 years, 6 months old

*Fully vaccinated means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a Covid-19 vaccine given by the NHS or the equivalent in your home country.

You are not legally required to self-isolate as a contact.

You are strongly advised to take a rapid LFD test every day for 7 days or until 10 days since your last contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 if this is earlier.  If any of these test results are positive, you should self-isolate immediately and order a PCR test.

If you develop any of the following symptoms: a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you should self-isolate and arrange to have a PCR test, even if your symptoms are mild.

See full instructions on GOV.UK.

If you are not fully vaccinated

(and over 18 years, 6 months old)

You must self-isolate and get a PCR test. See full information on GOV.UK.

Read our information on self-isolating and use our Student Covid-19 reporting form to tell us.