What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus?

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to the touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature). 
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot 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 

To protect others, stay at home and DO NOT go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

Contact the Rapid Response Team to discuss your symptoms and whether you require a Covid test or follow the information on the NHS website to arrange a test via NHS services.

You could also use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. 

Read the latest health advice from the NHS

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