What to do if you've tested positive for COVID-19
If you have COVID-19, you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts. Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.
This starts from the day after you did the test.
If a child or young person aged 18 or under tests positive for COVID-19, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. This starts from the day after they did the test.
Children and young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If they’re well and do not have a temperature after 3 days, there’s a much lower risk that they’ll pass on COVID-19 to others.
If you are feeling unwell and do not test positive or test negative for COVID-19
If you do not feel well enough to go to work and do your normal activities, you should:
You can go back to your normal activities if you:
You can find separate guidance for children and young people aged 18 or under on GOV.UK.
When to seek medical advice
Go to 111.nhs.uk, call 111 or call your GP surgery if:
In an emergency, go to A&E immediately or call 999.