When do I need to self isolate?

You should self-isolate immediately if: 
  • You have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) 
  • You have tested positive for coronavirus.
  • You live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive.
  • Someone in your support bubble has symptoms or has tested positive.
  • You have been informed to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS Covid-19 app.
  • You arrive in the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk and have been advised to quarantine.

Even if you have previously tested positive for Covid-19, and somebody you live with develops symptoms or tests positive, you must still self-isolate. No matter whether you have already had the virus and recovered, you still need to isolate should somebody you live with show symptoms or test positive for Covid-19. 


Report : tell us that you are self-isolating through the Covid-19 reporting form, so that we can support you.

Covid support: If you have a Covid-19 related enquiry, you can contact us by email covidsupport@ncl.ac.uk or the Covid Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101 (open 11am-2pm, Monday-Friday).

Urgent help: If you have an urgent need that cannot wait until the next working day you should call Security on 0191 208 6817 (available 24/7).


Last updated: 22.03.2021