Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Advice
What to do if you are asked to self-isolate due to Coronavirus
Self isolating when someone you live with has Covid-19 or Self isolating when someone you work with has tested positive for Covid-19 This means:
- You must stay at home for 14 days.
- Do not allow people to visit your home and do not go out for 14 days. You must NOT go to work, to the shops or leave the place where you live for any reason during the 14 days of self-isolation.
- All members of your home must isolate for 14 days too.
- Children who live with you must isolate for 14 days and must not attend school or any other childcare setting.
Isolation Support Payments
Ipswich Borough Council have provided information on how a person living in the Ipswich area can claim Self-Isolation Support Payments, including eligibility criteria and required documents to apply, as well as the lower-level discretionary fund payment. This is available at:
Self isolating when you have tested positive for Covid-19
- If you tested positive for Covid-19 you must isolate for 10 days from the date of your positive test result.
- If you have symptoms try to stay as far away from other people in your home as possible
- If you still have a temperature at the end of the first 10 days, continue to self-isolate until your temperature returns to normal and seek medical advice from your GP Help and support
If you have other support needs, please call the Suffolk Advice and Support Service on 0800 068 3131 (09:00 – 17:00 weekdays)
Provided by: Suffolk County Council
FOR PARENTS A SPECIAL COVID MESSAGE
When your child is ill or injured it is very difficult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111 or go to the Accident & Emergency Department particularly when everyone is being asked to stay at home. Select the link below for some guidance:
If your child is ill during COVID19
School flow chart for suspected Covid-19
Covid-19 absence: A quick guide for parents/carers