Coronavirus (COVID-19) health advice

 

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.

Check the NHS website if you have symptoms.

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.

Get a test to check if you have Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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 (COVID-19) (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 extremely high risk from Coronavirus (COVID-19) to stay at home to avoid getting the virus.

For up-to-date information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Government website for national advice and the NHS website for health advice relating to the virus.

 

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