COVID-19: working after self-isolation

How long to stay at home?
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you will need to stay at home for 7 days
  • If you live with someone who has symptoms, you will need to stay at home for 14 days – if more than 1 person at home has symptoms, stay at home for 14 days, from the day this person started displaying symptoms. If you develop symptoms, then stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms start (even if this means you are at home for longer than 14 days). If you do not develop symptoms, you can stop staying home after 14 days.
After 7 days:
  • If you do not have a high temperature and your temperature has been normal for at least 24 hours, you do not need to stay at home
  • If you still have a high temperature, stay at home until it has returned to normal and remained at this normal temperature for at least 24 hours
  • You do not need to stay at home if you continue to have a cough after 7 days. This cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone
Vulnerable people: After 7 days 
If you have been identified as a vulnerable person and have long-term health conditions, you will need to make the decision if you should self-isolate for a longer period. This is very much your decision and we will support the decision you make. You can find more guidance on vulnerable groups here.


Remember, stay up to date with the latest NHS advice here.