Guidance for residents asked to stay at home (self-isolate)
What is self-isolation?
Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19).
This helps stop the virus spreading to other people.
Self-isolation is different to:
- Social distancing – general advice for everyone to avoid close contact with other people
- Shielding – advice for people at high risk from coronavirus
If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you will need to stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days.
You will also need to self-isolate for 10 days if:
- Someone you live with tests positive
- Someone in your support bubble has tested positive and you’ve been in close contact with them
- You’ve been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace
How to self-isolate
- Do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can
- Do not go on public transport or use taxis
- Do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
- Do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care
- Do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one
When to get a test
Get a test as soon as possible if you have any symptoms of coronavirus.
The symptoms are:
- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
The test needs to be done in the first 8 days of having symptoms.
If you have tested positive for coronavirus or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to a new Test and Trace Support Payment.
This is a difficult time, so it’s more important than ever that you look after your physical and mental wellbeing.
The Brent Mutual Aid network is made up of 20 Mutual Aid independent groups run by neighbours that connect, listen and support other neighbours.
Groups covering all of Brent have been working to provide practical support such as delivering food, medicine and other supplies to people who need to stay at home, as well as providing emotional support.
To speak to someone or get help, please contact your local Mutual Aid group using the details below:
- Alperton firstname.lastname@example.org 07860 123494
- Barnhill email@example.com 07498 219883
- Brondesbury Park firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8050 3929
- Dollis Hill email@example.com 0208 914 7891
- Dudden Hill firstname.lastname@example.org 07588 541399
- Fryent & Queensbury email@example.com 07721 233 050
- Harlesden firstname.lastname@example.org 07368 850301
- Kensal Green email@example.com 020 8638 8291
- Kenton firstname.lastname@example.org 07725 881428
- Kilburn email@example.com 020 3488 4916
- Mapesbury MapesburyMutualAid@gmail.com 020 8914 7950
- Northwick Park NorthwickPark.MutualAid@gmail.com 020 8050 1768
- Preston firstname.lastname@example.org 07725 881428
- Queens Park email@example.com 020 8050 3875
- Stonebridge firstname.lastname@example.org 07950 994411
- Sudbury email@example.com 07770 678714
- Tokyngton - Call Wembley Central, Alperton or Preston
- Welsh Harp firstname.lastname@example.org 0330 043 1787
- Wembley Central email@example.com 020 8050 1617
- Willesden Green firstname.lastname@example.org 07593 426959
Other Mutual Aid groups near you
- Alperton Community Support, 07464 982524 (Trupti Sangani)