But how exactly do you self-isolate? TV doctor Dr Hilary took to ITV’s Good Morning Britain to offer his advice.
He explained: “It’s really difficult to self-isolate effectively and efficiently. What it means basically is coming home and shutting your door to the outside world.
“It means not going out in public, not taking public transport, including trains, buses, and of course, taxis.
“It means coming home and living in your own room, not sharing that room space with anybody else. It means potentially in the kitchen using your own cutlery, your own crockery, your own cups and glasses, so that nobody else is using those things and the virus isn’t potentially being transmitted to them.
READ MORE: Coronavirus named: What does COVID-19 stand for? Coronavirus name meaning