What to do if you have been in close contact with someone who may have the virus but you cannot self isolate? If you are in a situation where you or someone around you is suffering from coronavirus symptoms but you cannot self-isolate inside, try to follow these steps: Stay 2 metres away from anyone, do not share tents and bedding Stay in contact with friends, family and support services by phone or online if you can Can someone bring food and drink to you? Can your pharmacy or prescriber make arrangements to get medication or script to you? Stay in contact with friends, support services and family by phone. Can someone bring you books, music or a newspaper to entertain you?