If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have received a positive COVID-19 test result

  • First day of self-isolation (day 0): The day symptoms started, or the day the test was taken if no symptoms were present.
  • Length of self-isolation: The first day of self-isolation is day 0, and the period of self-isolation lasts for the next 10 full days.

If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19

  • First day of self-isolation (day 0): The day the first person in the household’s symptoms started, or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms.
  • Length of self-isolation: The first day of self-isolation is day 0, and the period of self-isolation lasts for the next 10 full days.

Other close contacts (not from same household)

  • First day of self-isolation (day 0): The last day of contact with the positive case during their infectious period (i.e. from 48 hours before symptoms started), or 48 hours before the test day if no symptoms.
  • Length of self-isolation: The first day of self-isolation is day 0, and the period of self-isolation lasts for the next 10 full days.