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Stay at home if you have coronavirus

Stay at home for seven days if you have either:

  •  A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

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.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

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.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

If you are self-isolating for coronavirus, or if you are symptomatic, please do not enter the hospital.

Further information

For the latest coronavirus advice, please the NHS website: Conditions: Coronavirus (COVID-19) (

Additional guidance for patients with underlying medical conditions

Advice on Coronavirus for people with cancer:

A set of frequently asked questions has been developed by the One Cancer Voice group of charities

One voice COVID 19 Advice

Page Last Updated: 3/20/2020 3:36 PM 
Printed from Salisbury NHS Foundation Website