Staying at home (self-isolating) can be difficult, but it's important to stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading to other people.
Help and support is available while you're at home.
Help with everyday tasks from an NHS volunteer
NHS Volunteer Responders can help with things like:
- collecting shopping
- collecting medicines and prescriptions
- phone calls if you want to chat to someone
Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, everyday) to arrange help from a volunteer.
Financial support if you cannot work
Tell your employer if you cannot work while you're self-isolating.
They should tell you if you’re covered by their sick leave or special leave policy.
If you cannot get sick pay from your employer, you might be able to get Statutory Sick Pay or another type of financial support.
Find out more about what to do if you’re employed and cannot work on GOV.UK.
Get an isolation note to give to your employer
You can get an isolation note to send to your employer as proof you need to be off work.
You do not need to get a note from a GP.