Coronavirus Covid-19 Update: 13 March 2020
What to do if you think you might have coronavirus symptoms
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19); a high temperature and/or a new, continuous cough, the NHS advice is to:
stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started (this action will help protect others in your community while you are infectious)
plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home
ask your friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.
sleep alone, if that is possible
wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
you do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
More information on: ‘Staying at Home’ can be found by clicking this link.
B&NES Council Public Health Team