If you test positive for COVID-19, it’s vitally important that you and your household follow government guidance on self-isolating. Doing so not only protects each other, your friends and communities, but also helps to keep us on track in stopping the spread of the virus.
If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, you must stay at home and self-isolate if you are not fully vaccinated or if they have been identified as a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 that has not been identified as a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant, and you are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 years 6 months, you are not required to self-isolate.
If you’re concerned about taking a test because of the impact of having to self-isolate, support is available. The following resources outline some of the practical, financial and emotional advice and help available.
Please help by sharing this information and encourage West Sussex to get tested.
- See our section Support during the pandemic, which includes:
- support for the most vulnerable through our West Sussex Community Hub
- arranging a delivery or collection through a local food supplier
- financial support, including details of the £500 payment for those on a low income who have been asked to ask-isolate.
- For health and safety support, see Staying safe and healthy during COVID-19.
- If you have no other way to get your medicines, free delivery may be available from your local pharmacy.
- For help with grocery shopping, prescription collections or to be there for a chat, contact NHS volunteer responders.