If you've got an alert telling you that you've been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, the NHS COVID-19 app may ask you to confirm your age and vaccination status in order to provide advice.

In England, there is no longer a legal requirement for people with COVID-19 to self-isolate, however if you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, the public health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. Read the latest guidance if you've been a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

In Wales, if you've been a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will only be advised to self-isolate, if you are over 18 and unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated (this excludes a booster vaccination). If you go on to experience symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 you should self-isolate.

If you have questions about how the advice applies to you, or you are struggling with self-isolation, please call 111.

There is a lot of information to help you during this period:

There is more information available specific to where you live.

If you live in England:

If you live in Wales: 

GermDefence is a useful website that can help you identify ways to protect yourself and others in your household from COVID-19. It provides scientifically proven advice on reducing the risks from COVID-19 and other viruses in your home.