Self isolating guidance in other languages

Stay at home

It’s very important that you stay at home if you have symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), and you need to stay at home until you have the results of a test or of course if you’ve had a positive test result. You should also stay at home if someone you live with or someone in your extended household has symptoms, or if you’ve been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive. Household isolation will help to control the spread of the virus to friends, the wider community and the most vulnerable.


When and how long to self-isolate due to coronavirus


Use NHS Inform’s guide found on their Self isolating guidance page to find out if you need to self-isolate and for how long. This page also gives advice on what your household and extended household should do.

There are lots of areas to consider and questions you may have on the following subjects are all answered on the NHS Inform pages.  You will find the following areas and more covered.

  • What we mean by household isolation
  • What you can do to help yourself get better
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes and tissue disposal
  • Staying away from others
  • Management in shared living spaces
  • Collecting shopping and prescriptions
  • Living with a vulnerable person
  • Pregnancy
  • Cleaning and laundry
  • Facemasks
  • Looking after your wellbeing
  • Coming out of self isolation safely

Take me to NHS Inform’s Self Isolation page guidance.

See the Scottish Government's Factsheet on self isolating.


Self-isolation guidance in your language

COVID-19 self isolation - Arabic
COVID-19 self isolation - Polish
COVID-19 self isolation - Romanian
COVID-19 self isolation - Russian
COVID-19 self isolation - Simplified Chinese
COVID-19 self isolation - Urdu