What do I do if I think I have COVID-19?
If you have the following symptoms which are associated with COVID-19, please do not book a GP appointment or visit a hospital, GP surgery or pharmacy:
- a new continuous cough (this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 coughing episodes in 24 hours) or
- a high temperature (this means you feel hot to the touch on your chest and back – you do not need to measure with a thermometer)
Instead, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days and visit NHS 111's online coronavirus service if your symptoms get are serious or get worse. Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.
If you live with other people, they should all stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus