Do not leave home if you, or someone you live with, has any of the following symptoms:
- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
- A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
If you have symptoms, self-isolate and book a test to check if you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) as soon as possible. The test needs to be done within the first five days of having symptoms.
You may want to tell people you’ve been in close contact with in the past 48 hours that you might have Coronavirus (COVID-19).
You must self-isolate if:
- You have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- You’re waiting for a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result
- You’ve tested positive – this means you have Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- You live with someone who has symptoms, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive
- You have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service and advised that you need to self-isolate
- Someone in your support bubble has symptoms, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive
- You have travelled into the UK from abroad and are quarantining
Read more about how long to self-isolate.
Self-isolation is different to:
Social distancing – general advice for everyone to avoid close contact with other people
Shielding – advice for people at high risk from Coronavirus (COVID-19) to stay at home to avoid getting the virus.
Advice for patients staying in hospital and family members
Ward and clinic information for patients and visitors
For the latest updates to patient and visitor information relating to wards please check here.
Maternity and pregnancy information
For the latest maternity and pregnancy Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice please click here.
Our maternity services have made a video about how to manage worries when social distancing or self isolating at home please click here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for people affected by cancer
For the latest information please click here.
Information leaflet for people receiving treatment for chronic rheumatic diseases in the context of the COVID-19 infection.
Information leaflet for people receiving treatment for chronic rheumatic diseases in the context of the Covid-19 infection
Advice for visitors of dying relatives
Please read the advice from the hospital regarding visiting relatives who may be receiving end of life care.
Recovery following Covid-19
Please read our patient leaflet about recovery following Covid-19. The aim of this booklet is to provide you with information to assist and support your recovery following your discharge from hospital. It is important to understand that recovery from COVID-19 will take time and that each person is different in their rate of recovery.
Please find below some additional links to resources that are not within the leaflet.
www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk – As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind. These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.
www.physiotherapyforbpd.org.uk – you may find this website helpful if your breathing continues to feel different to normal as you are recovering from COVID-19
https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/keep-active – this link will take you to the British Lung Foundations advice on staying active
https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/keep-active/exercise-video – this link will take you to the British Lung Foundations videos of exercise for people with lung conditions
The following two links provide some additional information on managing fatigue https://www.rcot.co.uk/conserving-energyBack to top