You must self isolate (stay in your room) when you:
- have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19
- are waiting for a COVID-19 test or test result
- arrive in Ireland from a high risk country
- are a close contact of COVID-19 from a high-risk country
You must restrict your movements (stay at home) when you:
- are a close contact of COVID-19
- live with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19
- arrive in Ireland from another country unless you're coming from a green or orange region or from Northern Ireland
The following table shows how to self-isolate or restrict your movements.
|Differences||Self-isolate||Restrict your movements|
|Differences Where||Self-isolate In a room on your own with a window you can open||Restrict your movements At home or indoors|
|Differences Work or school||Self-isolate Do not go to work or school. If you feel well, work or study in your room.||
Restrict your movements
Do not go to work unless you work on your own. If you are an essential worker with no symptoms, talk to your employer.
Do not go to school.
|Differences Outdoor exercise||Self-isolate In your own outdoor space away from other people||Restrict your movements By yourself, keeping 2 metres away from other people|
|Differences Going out||Self-isolate Stay in your room as much as possible. Do not go out for anything other than fresh air or exercise.||Restrict your movements Do not go to the shops or pharmacy. Order groceries online or have family or friends drop them off.|
|Differences Visits||Self-isolate Do not have visitors at your home. Do not visit others.||Restrict your movements Do not have visitors at your home. Do not visit others.|
|Differences People you live with||Self-isolate Must restrict their movements and get a test for COVID-19||Restrict your movements Must restrict their movements if you get symptoms of COVID-19|
Last updated: 20 July 2021 at 3.30pm