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Covid And Self-Isolation Explained

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Covid And Self-Isolation

When do I need to self-isolate and how long should I isolate for?

Guidelines are constantly changing along with when and for how long you may need to self-isolate. The NHS provides clear, up-to-date information, which can be found via the link below. This will help you to answer the following questions:

  • When do I need to self-isolate?
  • How long to isolate?
  • What is self-isolation?
  • What rules do I have to follow if I am self-isolating?
  • How long do I have to self-isolate for?
  • Is it a legal requirement to self-isolate if I test positive for Covid-19?
  • What are Covid-19 symptoms?
  • Do I need to self-isolate if I’m fully vaccinated?
  • Do I need to take a lateral flow test?
  • Do I need to book a PCR test?
  • When can I leave my home while self-isolating?

Due to the ever-changing rules and guidelines, all of these questions can be answered by clicking on the following link.

Benefits of self-isolating

By self-isolating, the Government states that you are easing the “burden” on the NHS as you are protecting the most vulnerable from close contact and possible contraction of Covid-19.

Take this time to value some rest, enjoy the peaceful and relaxing hobbies of reading (Things To Do page), cooking (Healthy Eating page) mindfulness (Wellbeing page) and gentle exercise (Physical Fitness page).

Get an isolation note – NHS (

Up-to-date Government guidance.

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed
coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – GOV.UK (

Being away from others

You can still contact people via the internet and phone without having to leave your home.

Unable to work whilst self-isolating

If you are working and need a self-isolation note for your employer, find out how to access one here:

Get an isolation note – NHS (

Up-to-date Government guidance.

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – GOV.UK (


The following information is for residents within the county of Lancashire, inclusive of the 14 borough councils.

This guidance has been collected to help any person who is required to self-isolate due to testing positive or coming into contact with someone who tests positive for the virus, and has been contacted by the NHS Test And Trace app.

Isolation Station has provided a range of links and support that people can access by clicking on the link and searching for the details they need.

Lancashire help for residents

Lancashire advice

Reasons to self-isolate

There are numerous reasons that you may need to self-isolate which can range from:

  • Protecting yourself from infection and passing it on to others in your household.
  • Protecting people in your immediate family from infection, especially if you or they are clinically vulnerable.
  • If you have symptoms that are potentially harmful to clinically vulnerable people in your family or community.
  • If your symptoms mean you are unable to work or travel and you must stay at home.

Testing information

This guidance from the UK Government website is for those people who need to stay at home as a result of having contracted coronavirus.

When you need to self-isolate

The best protection against the coronavirus, if you have symptoms or if you have the virus is to stay at home. This will protect you and others you may normally come into contact with.

Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus (Covid-19). This helps stop the virus spreading to other people.

Remember support is available and you should not think you are alone if self-isolating. This website aims to provide you with access to a wide variety of support and help you feel comfortable if self-isolating for a period of time.

Isolation advice

Help In Your Local Area

The local support provides specific advice to residents within each borough of Lancashire. By clicking on your borough, you will be able to find your local emergency Doctor, emergency pharmacy, local services, such as dog walkers along with much more. There are also national links to up-to-date information.

Covid And Self-Isolation

You may have lots of questions surrounding self-isolation and be confused over what you need to do, and who you need to contact. Guidelines and rules are changing daily. Isolation Station will provide you with all the up-to-date links and information to answer your questions. This section has specific links to pages on the Government and NHS websites, to save you searching through pages and pages to find what you need to know.

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