Your self-isolation checklist
Keep it handy!
Let’s start with the serious bit. If you or anyone in your household or support bubble has to self-isolate, it’s super important that you follow your government advice and not leave your house or mix with other people. Only leave your house to get a free NHS COVID-19 (coronavirus) test.
If you do find yourself isolating at home, it’s useful to have enough of what you need – no more, no less – to get you through the isolation period. If you notice you’re running low on the basics from Boots, it’s time to add them to your shopping list. We’ve put together a handy checklist to help you out – take a look!
Help to stay protected
Boots Cleansing Hand Soap – Antibacterial (500ml)
Keep them clean
If we learned anything in 2020, it was that washing our hands often is important. You should wash your hands with soap and water for around 20 seconds – or the amount of time it takes you to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice. Anti-bacterial soap washes away the surface dirt and kills the germs and bacteria lurking on your hands. Be sure to wash your hands before touching your face!
Boots Adult Protective Face Masks (20 Pack)
F is for face covering
If you share a common space – like a kitchen or living room – and you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, it’s a good idea to wear a face covering in those shared spaces. If you can, try to stay at least two metres away from the people you live with (that’s about three steps) to help reduce the chance of spreading the virus. Remember, if you or someone in your household has tested positive, you must stay at home and self-isolate.
Dettol Antibacterial Cleansing Surface Wipes (3 x 30 Pack Bundle)
Wipe away germs
If you or someone you live with has tested positive, you’ll need to disinfect surfaces and touch-points like door handles, taps and remote controls. These wipes do just the job and they’re OK to use on surfaces in the kitchen too.
Help support your immune system
Boots Vitamin D 10µg (90 Tablets)
Keeping you healthy
Vitamin D helps to keep your bones, teeth, muscles and immune system healthy and our main source of it comes from the sun. As we’re spending less time outside and more time inside, we may not be getting enough sunlight – that’s where a daily vitamin D supplement comes in. The government recommends adults and children over the age of one should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement, especially during the autumn and winter.
Berocca Orange Energy Vitamin (15 Tablets)
Packed full of B vitamins (eight of them if you didn’t know), Berocca can help you keep going throughout the day. Vitamins B1 and B2 work with your body to naturally generate energy from your food, while vitamin B12 contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells – helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue.*
*Food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not be substituted for a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.
Help relieve symptoms
Boots Paracetamol 500mg Tablets (16 Tablets)
If it’s suitable for you to take, keep some paracetamol handy if you’ve got aches and pains or a high temperature associated with COVID-19. Paracetamol is usually the first choice when it comes to painkillers as it has fewer side effects.
Always read the label
Active ingredients: Paracetamol
Boots Ibuprofen 200mg Tablets (16 Tablets)
There's been some news reports about anti-inflammatory painkillers, like ibuprofen, making symptoms of COVID-19 worse. Rest assured, there’s no evidence to suggest that taking ibuprofen makes symptoms worse. If it’s suitable for you, ibuprofen can help relieve symptoms of coronavirus, like a high temperature.
Always read the label
Active ingredients: Ibuprofen