If you or a family member has symptoms of COVID-19 then you must self-isolate for 10 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. If they develop symptoms, then they must continue to self-isolate at home for a further 10 days. You should not attend the clinic if:
- You have a fever of 37.5 or above
- You have developed a new or persistent cough
- You have a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- You have tested positive for COVID-19
- A household member has developed COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 then you are able to get a COVID test. A negative result means the test did not find coronavirus.
You do not need to self-isolate if your test is negative, as long as:
- everyone you live with who has symptoms tests negative
- everyone in your support bubble who has symptoms tests negative
- you were not told to self-isolate for 14 days by NHS Test and Trace – if you were, see what to do if you’ve been told you’ve been in contact with someone who has coronavirus
- you feel well – if you feel unwell, stay at home until you’re feeling better
Through our COVID screening tool we will identify if you are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or if you are waiting for a test result and if someone you live with has symptoms, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive for COVID-19. If any of these apply to you a face-to-face appointment should not be booked. We will also work within isolation guidelines for those travelling into the UK from abroad.