If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you can pass on the virus to other people.
You need to:
There is separate advice for children under age 18 who have COVID-19.
Stay at home from the date you first had symptoms.
You can leave home after 5 days if:
It's OK to leave home after 5 days if you still have a mild cough or changes to your sense of smell. These can last for weeks after the infection has gone.
Avoid meeting people who are at very high risk for 10 days. This starts from the day you first had symptoms.
This is because you may still be infectious for up to 10 days.
If you did not have symptoms but have tested positive, stay at home for 5 days from the day you first tested positive.
Avoid meeting people at very high risk for 10 days from the day you first tested positive.
For More information please view HSE website - Covid Isolation Guidance