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  • Stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptons started.  This action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious.
  • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home.
  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.
  • Stay at least 2 meters ( about 3 steps ) away from the other people in your  home whenever possible.
  • Sleep alone, if that is possible.
  • Wash your hands regularly form 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
  • Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as  possible.
  • Remain at home until 7 days after the onset of the symptoms.  After 7 days , if you feel better and no longer have a fever, you can return to your  normal routine.
  • If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days use NHS 111 online  or call NHS 111 ;for a medical emergency dial 999.
  • A cough may persistt for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having clearred.  A persistent  cough along  does not mean poeple must continue to self isolate for  more than 7 days.