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Stay at home if you have coronavirus


The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.

Main symptoms


The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  •  high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  •  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)
  • 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

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.


Use the 111 online coronavirus service if you have any of the following:

  • high temperature
  • new, continuous cough
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

111 will tell you what to do and help you get a test if you need one

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Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.

Further information

For the latest coronavirus advice, please visit the NHS website.

Additional guidance for patients with underlying medical conditions
Advice on Coronavirus for people with cancer:

View our Cancer Advice page here


 

 

Page Last Updated: 6/8/2020 8:12 AM 
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