COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.


Stay at Home guidance for households: illustration

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This guidance is intended for:

  • people with symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus, and do not require hospital treatment, who must remain at home until they are well
  • those living in households with someone who shows symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus

See Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

Published 12 March 2020
Last updated 28 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection'.

  2. Updated information on symptoms.

  3. Added guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

  4. Amended text in section on 'Self-isolation' to be consistent with text about 'Household isolation'.

  5. Guidance updated.

  6. Added YouTube video.

  7. Added translated versions of guidance.

  8. Added easy-read guide.

  9. Added translated versions.

  10. Added 'Stay at home guidance for households: illustration' document.

  11. Updated guidance to include information for households with a possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

  12. First published.