What this poster says - staying at home poster
Why staying at home is very important after a Positive test.
It is very important that people with symptoms of or a positive COVID-19 test and their household members stay at home. Staying at home will help prevent the spread of the virus to family, friends, the wider community, and particularly those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test you must remain at home for at least 10 days after the onset of your symptoms. This will reduce the risk of you infecting others.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test, then you should avoid contact with other household members as much as possible.
Other members of your household, including those who do not have any symptoms, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. You must not go out even to buy food or other essentials, and any exercise must be taken within your home. This 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in your house became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken.
Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
Avoid contact with other members of your household as much as possible
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, it is important to reduce the spread of infection to others in your household as much as possible.
You should stay in a well-ventilated room with a window to the outside that can be opened, separate from other people in your home if this is possible. Keep the door closed.
Use a separate bathroom from the rest of the household, if available. If you have to share these facilities, regular cleaning will be required. If a separate bathroom is not available, consider drawing up a bathroom rota for washing or bathing. You should use the facilities last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom. You should use separate towels from other household members, both for drying yourself after bathing or showering and for hand hygiene purposes.
You should avoid using shared spaces such as kitchens whilst others are present. Take your meals back to your room to eat. Use a dishwasher (if available) to clean and dry your used crockery and cutlery. If this is not possible, wash them by hand using detergent and warm water and dry them thoroughly, using a separate tea towel.