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COVID 19 - Self-isolation

Self-isolation helps stop the virus spreading to other people. When self-isolating it is imperative to adhere to the following guidelines:  

X do not go to work, places of education or public places 

X do not go on public transport or use taxis 

X do not go out of your room to get food or medicine – order online or ask someone to bring it to you 

X do not have any visitors in your room 

X do not go out to exercise – if you need some fresh air, please call the Duty Manager who will escort you to the car park area of ISH. 

How long to self-isolate – click here

If you develop symptoms, stay in your room, alert the Duty Manager by calling 020 7631 8375, self-isolate immediately for 10 days and request a test.

If you have a positive test result but do not have symptoms, self-isolate as soon as you receive the results. 

If you have a positive test result and you had symptoms, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started.

Roommates and close contacts of a person with a positive test result should self-isolate for 10 days from the day that the symptoms developed or (if asymptomatic) 10 days from the date of the test. The only exception to this would be if the close contact had been fully vaccinated in the UK and subject to advice from NHS Test and Trace. If the room-mate also develops symptoms, they must self-isolate for a further 10 days from the day the symptoms started.

If the test was negative for the person with symptoms, we will review the situation and let you know if your isolation can end.