Support to Self Isolate
You must self-isolate immediately if:
- you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- you've tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus
- you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive
- someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
- you're told 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
In some circumstances this is a legal requirement and you risk significant fines if you do not comply
There is lots of support available to help you stay safe at home:
- Friends and family may be able to help with shopping and anything else you need
- Many supermarkets and local and community shops will prioritise delivery for those required to self-isolate
- Older people can contact Age UK Oxfordshire who offer a support and advice line. Contact 01865 411288. A ‘keep in touch’ phone contact service is also available
- Your local community support group or town or parish council may also be able to help. Support groups remain listed at Oxfordshire All In
- Cherwell District Council is also here to help. We can put you in touch with a local community group and can help to arrange shopping deliveries from supermarkets if you are not able to do this unaided. Contact 01295 227051.
We know that for many, staying at home will have a major financial impact. Welfare support and advice is available from Citizens Advice in partnership with Cherwell District Council. Contact 0300 330 9037. A one off payment of £500 is also now available to low-income earners required to self-isolate. Details for this are available here.