Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS UK GUIDANCE- 19/03/20
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home 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 3 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.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Use the 111 coronavirus service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
How long to stay at home
· if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay 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 the first person in the home started having 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.
Read NHS UK advice about staying at home.
For up to date and latest guidance and advice visit: nhs.uk/coronavirus