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Coronavirus

To protect others, you must stay at home if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This is called self-isolation.

If you think you might have coronavirus, check if you need to self-isolate using the 111 online coronavirus service  .  You should not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital. 

You should self-isolate for 7 days.

After 7 days:

  • you can stop self-isolating if your symptoms have gone, or if you just have a cough or changes to your sense of smell or taste – these symptoms can last for weeks after the infection has gone
  • keep self-isolating if you have any other symptoms (such as a high temperature, runny nose, feeling sick or diarrhoea) – you can stop self-isolating when your symptoms have gone

If you live with someone who has symptoms

If you live with someone who has symptoms, self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started.

This is because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear.

If more than 1 person at home has symptoms, self-isolate for 14 days from the day the first person started having symptoms.

  • If you get symptoms while self-isolating – you should self-isolate for 7 days from when your symptoms started, even if it means you’re self-isolating for longer than 14 days.
  • If you do not get symptoms while self-isolating – you can stop self-isolating after 14 days.

NHS 111 has an online service, or you can call 111 from anywhere in the UK to get help

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), a new illness that affects your lungs and airways.     click here  for further information.

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