Perrie and Alex have been self-isolating together (Picture: Rex/Instagram)

Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been self-isolating together amid the coronavirus outbreak, and the Little Mix star has revealed how it’s going being stuck in the house together. 

Speaking on Kiss Breakfast, Perrie revealed she and Alex were initially staying at his house in Manchester but have since come back to London for lockdown. 

She revealed: ‘I have a house – well, my boyfriend and I have a house in Manchester and a house in London, so we were originally in Manchester together and then we decided to come to London. 

‘I kind of wish we’d stayed in Manchester rather than London ‘cos there’s more to do there, like in his house.

‘But we have got a lovely house in London with a little garden so Hatchi’s alright. It’s just weird, isn’t it? Not being able to leave the house, because I have been isolating for ages now.’ 

Perrie recently shared a video of her and Alex doing an impressive TikTok dance up the stairs, and she admits that took around five takes because she kept messing it up, but Alex picked it up really quickly. 

As well as dancing, Perrie revealed what else she has been doing to keep busy: ‘I haven’t been doing any exercise! I’ve been watching loads of Netflix, I started Money Heist which is unreal. 

‘I’ve been knitting – I knitted a blanket because I’m a granny. I’ve been singing a little bit, I’ve been cooking a lot because my boyfriend is never full, like try isolating with an athlete! Trying to ration your food and every five seconds: “I’m hungry! I’m hungry again. Can I have some food now?” I’m like, seriously? 

‘I’ve been baking, which I never do. I baked a banana bread cake the other day. It’s the best cake nobody will ever be able to taste. 

Perrie says Alex has been playing PlayStation and eating all the food (Picture: Instagram)

‘We were FaceTiming all our family like “if only you could taste this right now”. And TikToking – I absolutely love TikTok, I can’t believe I haven’t had it until now.’

When asked whether she and Alex had had any rows after being cooped up together in the house, she admitted: ‘I’m probably this close to burning, or just cutting straight through the wire of the PlayStation. 



What does self-isolation mean?

Self-isolation means staying indoors and avoiding all contact with other people for 14 days, according to the NHS.

It means no going to work, school, the shops or even to the park for some fresh air, in order to minimise the risk of passing on Covid-19.

Public transport and taxis are a no-no and you shouldn’t have visitors over, even if you just stay at home.

Anyone in self-isolation is advised to ask friends, family and delivery drivers to pick things up for you and drop them-off. You should put a sign outside telling people you are self-isolating and everything should be left on the floor outside your front door to avoid the risk of further infections.

You should leave a sign outside your property if you have to self-isolate (Picture: PA)

Those who are self-isolating are still advised to stay away from their pets as much as possible and to wash their hands before and after touching them.

If you live in a house share and have to self-isolate, the advice is to stay in your room with the door closed and only emerge to use communal kitchens, bathrooms and living areas if absolutely necessary.

Who should self-isolate?

The government advises anyone returning from Category 1 areas (Hubei, Iran, Italy and Daegu or Cheongdo in South Korea), to go straight home and self-isolate, even if they don’t display any symptoms.

Travellers should use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.

Anyone returning from Category 2 areas should self-isolate and call 111 if they have Covid-19 symptoms. You can find the list of those places here.

‘There’s going to be a situation here. Honestly, even just sat in the lounge trying to Netflix and chill there’s just “it’s behind you mate behind you urghhh”. I’m like “Stop with the PlayStation for two seconds!”’

Perrie also likened the current quarantine situation to an episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror after the world pretty much shut down to beat the spread of the virus. 

She explained: ‘I’m good, I just feel a bit weird at the minute, I feel like everyone is in the same state of mind. 

‘I feel like it’s not real life and I’m in an episode of Black Mirror. It’s so confusing but I’m just glad that everyone’s in it together and we’re doing the right thing together so that’s what’s important, isn’t it? It’s just bizarre.’

Little Mix’s Break Up Song will be released on Friday, 27 March. Kiss Breakfast airs weekdays from 6am to 10am on KISS FM, or on your smart speaker – ‘Play KISS FM’.

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