What to do if you have to self-isolate
You must self-isolate. This is to stop the spread of the virus.
Self-isolating is a legal requirement. It means that you should not leave your home for the time specified by NHS Test and Trace. Fines can be issued to those who do not adhere.
If you are on a low income and are unable to work from home you may be entitled to a Test and Trace support payment.
If you work, you should let your employer know that you are isolating while waiting for your test results.
If the person with symptoms is a schoolchild or young person, please let the school know they have symptoms and that they, and their household, are self-isolating while waiting for results.
If you need help while self-isolating, for example for food shopping, prescriptions or just a friendly voice contact the Torbay Help Hub.
While self-isolating, it is important to keep physically active. Exercise in your home, garden or private outdoor space if you feel well enough. It is also important to take care of your mental wellbeing. Stay in touch with family and friends over the phone, by text and over social media.