Correct at 17/3/2020…
Those who develop symptoms must self-isolate for SEVEN days.
After 7 days, if they are well, they can return to normal activities. After coronavirus, people are likely to continue to cough for some weeks: they can return to normal even if they are still coughing.
EVERYONE in the household of the index case needs to isolate for FOURTEEN days (to stop spread to the community). (Index case = first person to get sick in the household.)
If, during the 14d, a household member develops symptoms, they can return to normal activities SEVEN days after the first day of their symptoms (provided they are well), even if they are still within the 14 days (they are no longer a risk to the community as they have had it and got better).
Any member of the household who does NOT develop symptoms can return to normal activities after FOURTEEN days isolation FROM THE FIRST DAY OF THE INDEX CASE’S SYMPTOMS (you do not need to keep restart- ing the 14-day clock each time a person gets sick).
REMEMBER: after coronavirus, people are likely to continue to cough for some weeks: they can return to normal even if they are still coughing.
For those who have tested positive for COVID-19/been admitted:
• They will be given specific advice on discharge.