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Covid 19 Government Information
20th March 2020

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.

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.

 

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

It is particularly important for people who:

 

are 70 or over

have a long-term condition

are pregnant

have a weakened immune system

 

If you're at high risk

The NHS will contact you from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You'll be given specific advice about what to do.

 

Get an isolation note to give to your employer

If you live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus, you can get an isolation note to send to your employer as proof you need to stay off work.

 

You do not need to get a note from a GP.

 

Get an isolation note here

Information:

If you have symptoms of coronavirus and need to stay at home, use the 111 coronavirus service to get an isolation note.

 

Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage - wait to be contacted.