My Coronavirus Symptoms
What to Do if You Are Sick
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery [doctors office], pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
Read our advice about staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
How to Protect Yourself & Others from Coronavirus (& other bugs)
- Clean your hands often – soap are warm/hot water for at least 20 seconds. If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. (I know this is sold out- you can Google different recipes and how to make your own sanitizer at home with alcohol and aloe vera, for example.)
- Put distance between yourself and others.
- Do not touch your eyes, mouth, nose, etc.
- Self Isolate! Stay at home whenever possible, especially if you are sick
- Wear a face mask if you are sick to avoid infecting others.
- Do NOT wear a face mask if you are not sick or caring for those who are sick. This avoids a shortage for those who need them.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces daily.
Read more details on protecting yourself and others on the CDC website.