Keeping well during self-isolation

Keep yourself mobile by getting up and moving around as much as possible. If you have a garden, backyard or balcony, go out and get some fresh air.

Stay away from anyone you live with. If you have to be in the same room as someone else, keep 2 metres away and wear a medical or respirator face mask.

Drink plenty of water and try to avoid alcohol if you are not feeling well.

How alcohol affects your health and wellbeing

Get help with quitting smoking

Find exercises you can do indoors

Get support

Stay in touch with people over the phone. Ask a family member, friend or neighbour to check in with you over the phone a few times every day. Let them know how you are feeling.

Older people can phone the charity ALONE on 0818 222 024 from Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm.

Self-isolation can be boring or frustrating and it may affect your mood and feelings. You may feel low, worried or have problems sleeping.

Advice about minding your mental health

Treat COVID-19 symptoms at home

Recovering after COVID-19

Page last reviewed: 1 March 2022