Guidance for residents asked to stay at home (self-isolate)

If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you will need to stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days.

You must also register details of your recent contacts online to help NHS Test and Trace understand and slow the spread of infection. This is called contact tracing and is a very effective way of protecting people and slowing the spread of infectious diseases like coronavirus.

You will need to stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days if:

  • Someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
  • Someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
  • You have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace
  • You arrive into the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk

If you are self-isolating, you should not leave your home for any reason. You should ask someone to bring you food and medicine if you need it.

Read more guidance on staying at home (self-isolating) if you have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. 

Financial support

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. 

Find out more about the Test and Trace Support Payment and other financial support you may be entitled to

Wellbeing support

This is a difficult time, so it’s more important than ever that you look after your physical and mental wellbeing.

Find out more about what support is available to help you look after your wellbeing.

General Support

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:

Other Mutual Aid groups near you

  • Alperton Community Support, 07464 982524 (Trupti Sangani)