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Stay at home if you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for Coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
How long to stay at home
- if you live alone and you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home for 14 days.
- If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days
- If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible
Latest information from the NHS website regarding staying at home.
Latest information from the Government about social distancing.
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.
We have had a number of people offering to make scrubs for our staff. If you are able to help please find instructions and a pattern on Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Charity website.
Please check our latest news pages for updated information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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