Symptoms and what to do

If you have COVID symptoms, stay at home, get tested

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (if you have a thermometer, this is 37.8°C (100°F) or higher)
  • 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)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you have any of these, isolate and get a test as soon as possible. Other people in your household can continue going to work/school unless you test positive - then they should get tested.


Book a test online or call 119.

How to book a test. 



Visiting the doctor or hospital

In the news, it has become apparent that some people have been over cautious lately about seeking medical help for conditions other than COVID-19. Although you should not go to a a hospital or doctor's surgery unless advised to do so by a medical professional, you can still call your doctor or 111. See the advice below:

NHS Guide for Parents