ISL Video: Restricted Movements and Self Isolation

25th March 2020

HSE Ireland Information on Coronavirus – Restricted Movements and Self Isolation

The difference between restricted movements and self-isolation

Restricted movements

Restricted movements means avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. It is sometimes referred to as self-quarantine.

You do this to stop other people from getting coronavirus.

You need to restrict your movements if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus but you are:


Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people. You need to do this if you have symptoms of coronavirus. This is to stop other people from getting it.

You will need to self-isolate:

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus
  • before you get tested for coronavirus
  • while you wait for test results
  • if you have had a positive test result for coronavirus

For full information from HSE website:

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