What you need to do if you need to self-isolate and live in a shared rented home with others.
If you live in a shared house, you must tell those you live with if you:
- feel unwell and think you may have coronavirus
- have been advised to self-isolate
Coronavirus symptoms or need to self-isolate
You should avoid shared spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms and sitting areas as much as possible.
You can reduce the risk of infecting others by:
- cleaning regularly shared spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms (including all surfaces)
- keeping shared spaces well ventilated
- using a separate bathroom from others, if possible
- use your own toothbrush
- cleaning the toilet and bathroom every time you use them
- drawing up a bathroom rota (you may be the last to use the bathroom)
- avoiding using the kitchen when others are, and take meals to your room
- cleaning the area you have used with an anti-bacterial cleaning fluid
- using a dishwasher, (if you have one) to clean dishes and cutlery
- using washing up liquid and warm water to clean dishes and cutlery, drying thoroughly (do not share tea towels)
- using separate cups and glasses (including in the bathroom and bedroom), dishes, drinks, towels, washcloths and bed linen
- keeping 2 metres away from others, whether inside or outside
If you have an agreed cleaning service, you and your landlord or letting agent need to agree an alternative process.