COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
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)
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
Use the 111 coronavirus service Information:
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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.
Read our advice about staying at home. How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading