Ed Sheeran had to self-isolate after coming into contact with a COVID case.

The 30-year-old star was informed that he had been in close proximity to someone who tested positive for the virus and, although he has tested negative since then, he will have to remain in isolation for 10 days.

A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column, “It’s a nightmare for Ed, but what can you do?

“He obviously obeyed the rules and drove home as soon as he was told.

“He’s taken several tests that came back negative, but it doesn’t make a difference so he just keeps doing what he can do from home.

“He has absolutely no idea when he came into contact with someone with Covid. He was at Wembley for the game against Germany, but that seems a bit too far back – but it is just not possible to say exactly when and where it happened. “

Ed isolates himself at home in Suffolk, but that’s inconvenient as he’s promoting his new single, Bad Habits.

The insider said: “Unfortunately this happened while he was in the middle of a big comeback after a break, but he has to work on it for 10 days.”

The self-isolation doesn’t come long after Ed emerged from a travel-related quarantine after flying home from the United States.