Symptoms and what to do
If you have COVID symptoms, stay at home, get tested
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (if you have a thermometer, this is 37.8°C (100°F) or higher)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you have any of these, isolate and get a test as soon as possible. Other people in your household can continue going to work/school unless you test positive - then they should get tested.
Book a test online or call 119.
Visiting the doctor or hospital
In the news, it has become apparent that some people have been over cautious lately about seeking medical help for conditions other than COVID-19. Although you should not go to a a hospital or doctor's surgery unless advised to do so by a medical professional, you can still call your doctor or 111. See the advice below: