Dos and Don’t of Self Isolation

Tips for staying at home

It's important to stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading.


  • try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly people over 70, or those with long-term health conditions

  • ask friends, family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines but leave them outside

  • sleep alone, if possible

  • regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds

  • drink plenty of water and take paracetamol to help with your symptoms


  • do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)

  • do not leave your home, for example to go for a walk, to school or to public places