How to self-isolate and protect Portsmouth
Our Protect Portsmouth guide to self-isolating will help you know what to do if you need to self-isolate.
You must self-isolate immediately if you have coronavirus symptoms or have tested positive. If you are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus and you are fully vaccinated (at least 14 days have passed since your second dose) or you are under 18 years 6 months old, you are no longer required to self-isolate.
If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus you are advised to get a PCR test as soon as possible as you may have been infected – even if you have been vaccinated.
However, if you are a close contact of someone who is suspected to have, or has tested positive for the COVID-19 Omicron variant, you will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to self-isolate immediately. NHS Test and Trace will inform you what to do. All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate regardless of vaccination status or age.
It’s really important that we all continue to follow coronavirus safety advice to keep ourselves and others safe.