It is important to stay at home if you are unwell to stop the spread of the infection to others.
Keep your distance from other members of your household to stop them getting ill as well.
An information sheet on common infectious diseases, how they are spread, and signs and symptoms is available on the HealthEd website
Infectious diseases — HealthEd (external link)
You can find information about common viruses and infections in our Conditions and treatments section.
Conditions and treatments
If someone in your home is unwell
If someone you live with in your home gets sick, it is a good idea for them to stay in 1 room or area until they are well.
Wear a mask if you need to care for them, and if possible, get them to wear a mask while they are unwell.
If you have an unwell child
Read more about common childhood illnesses on the KidsHealth website.
KidsHealth (external link)
Who to contact if you need medical advice
If you have symptoms you are worried about, or are concern about your or your child's health:
- contact your usual doctor or healthcare provider
- call Healthline for free advice 0800 611 116
- call 111 for an ambulance in an emergency.