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Coronavirus Symptoms & What To Do

Last updated 02 July 2020

Do not leave home if you have Coronavirus Symptoms

The most important symptoms of coronavirus(Covid-19) are:

  • 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 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss of sense of taste or smell - this means a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If you have any of these symptoms you must stay at home and arrange for a test to determine if you have Covid-19.

Should you suffer Covid-19 symptoms you can inform the people that you have had close contact with over the last 48 hours that you might have Covid-19 but are waiting for a test result.

At this stage, those people should not self-isolate. By informing people you have been in contact with means they can take extra care in practising social distancing and good hygiene. They can also be more aware of any symptoms they might suffer.

For further NHS guidance about Covid-19 symptoms and testing you can use the link below:

If you're not 100% clear on what help is available contact David on 0161-728-5001 or use the contact form.