If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test, even if your symptoms are mild. You should self-isolate at home while you book the test and wait for the results. You must self-isolate if you test positive. Your isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days. This is the law.
Self-isolating means staying at home:
For more information visit Gov.uk – stay at home guidance
If your symptoms get worse and you are concerned call 111. In an emergency call 999.
If you are struggling and don’t have access to any support whilst isolating, the One Reading Community Hub may be able to help. You can contact the Hub:
The Hub is a partnership between Reading Borough Council, Reading Voluntary Action and voluntary and community partners in the town.
If you have to self-isolate and are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result you may be eligible for an Isolation Support Payment of £500.
You could get Statutory Sick Pay if you are self-isolating. Find out more on Gov.uk -Statutory Sick Pay
Find out if you are eligible for support for small businesses, the self-employed and individuals.