Symptoms of Coronavirus

Learn what symptoms are associated with Coronavirus, how to recognise them and what to do if you are displaying symptoms.
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Symptoms of coronavirus:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • 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)

  • 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 believe that you have the Coronavirus do not go to your GP or hospital.

Look on the NHS website for more information about the virus and its symptoms before calling NHS 111 to help relieve the pressures that the service is currently facing.

What to do if you are displaying symptoms of Coronavirus

You must self-isolate, which means that you are to no longer go to work, or go outside. Seek help from others with regards to collecting groceries, medication and anything else that you might need.

This advice extends to the people that you live with.

For more information on how to self-isolate see here.

How to avoid catching or spreading germs


  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. 
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away. 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often and for 20 seconds – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.


Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Click here to watch a video on hand washing

Get in touch

If you have questions about what to do or who to contact for help please get in touch and we can offer advice and support. 

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