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The person with COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate and their household may need to self-isolate

You or the person you are checking for has COVID-19 symptoms or lives with someone with COVID-19 symptoms

The person with symptoms should self-isolate for 10 days and their household may need to self-isolate for 10 days.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if symptoms are manageable

Are your fully vaccinated?

If you have been fully vaccinated please follow self-isolation advice on

What are the next steps?

To help us better protect others, these are the actions you need to take:

  1. Self-isolate for 10 days: The person with symptoms should not leave their home for 10 days from when the symptoms started, however mild they are. Read our self-isolation guide
  2. Book a test: The person with symptoms should book a test immediately at
  3. The household needs to self-isolate for 10 days: The household should not leave the house for 10 days.
  4. Ask friends for help: Ask a family member or friend to deliver essential items, such as food and medication.
  5. Ring Community Helpline: If you need help, please contact the community helpline on 0808 802 0020.
  6. Self-isolation timer: If you have already set an isolation timer within the app, your symptom check will not change this. If you receive a positive test, you can then reset your timer in the ‘self-isolation’ section.


Everyone in Northern Ireland with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) is now eligible for testing.

Book a test

Updated: August 16, 2021 Posted: December 14, 2020