Covid-19

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • loss of taste or smell

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu and it does not necessarily mean you have the illness.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

NHS 111 has an online survey that can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

If you have symptoms, get tested.

Find out how to get a test, and how long to isolate, at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/

For the latest guidance for people at highest clinical risk from Covid-19, please visit the following sources:

GOV.UK – for the latest updates on shielding guidance from Public Health England, as well as information on the Government support offer for those on the Shielded Patients List (SPL).

NHS.UK – provides patient-facing information on health services and medical conditions.

NHS Digital – for detailed information about the Shielded Patient List and the method that has been used for identifying people who may be clinically extremely vulnerable to Coronavirus.

NHS Volunteer Responders - the NHS is also providing further support to those at highest clinical risk via the GoodSam App and NHS Volunteer Responders. People who are shielding can request support from the NHS Volunteer Responders by calling 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm. This service will not replace any local voluntary referral schemes already established but will complement these.

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