For all the latest advice and guidance on the coronavirus, visit the NHS website.
Current Public Health England guidance states that if you have coronavirus symptoms then you should self-isolate and remain at home for 7 days.
If you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day their symptoms started. This is because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear.
You do NOT need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation.
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection.
The symptoms include either:
- A fever (high temperature)
- A new continuous cough
Remain at home for 7 days after your symptoms start.
If your symptoms get worse during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact the NHS online at 111.nhs.uk.
If you have no internet access, call the NHS on 111.
For a medical emergency dial 999.
A cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean you must continue to self-isolate for more than 7 days.
If after 7 days you feel better and no longer have a high temperature, you no longer need to self-isolate, but please keep up to date with the latest advice.
For the latest guidance on the dealing with the coronavirus, visit:
- NHS website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- Public Health England guidance: www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance
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