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 have been told you have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, you should get a PCR Covid-19 test as soon as possible to find out if you have been infected, even if you are vaccinated.
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 do not need to self-isolate while you wait for the results of your PCR test, but there is a risk you have Covid-19 and could pass it to others. Therefore you should:
- wear face-coverings and limit your contact with other people
- follow advice on nhs.uk on how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
- consider limiting contact with people who are at higher risk from COVID-19
If you are not fully vaccinated
(and over 18 years, 6 months old)
You must self-isolate for the full isolation period unless informed otherwise by NHS Test and Trace. See NHS information on how long to self-isolate.
Read our information on self-isolating.