What if an elderly relative living alone is told to self-isolate? Can I see them?
People in self-isolation should not invite or allow visitors to enter.
If you think there is an essential need for someone to visit, you should discuss it with your designated medical contact first.
Can’t I avoid self-isolating by taking a test?
Even if you test negative for Covid-19, you may still need to self-isolate if you have travelled from certain countries.
Those who have returned from a specified Category 1 location – such as Iran or locked-down areas of Italy – should continue to self-isolate until they have been back in the UK for 14 days.
If you receive a negative result and have returned from a specified Category 2 location – such as Singapore or Thailand – you should continue to self-isolate until either your symptoms have gone or you have been back in the UK for 14 days, whichever is sooner.
If you receive a negative result and have had contact with a person known to have had Covid-19 you should remain in isolation until the end of the 14-day period.