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What if I get coronavirus symptoms?

Written by on 8th April 2020

If you have a new, continuous cough or a fever you should stay at home and self-isolate for at least seven days.

If you, or someone you live with, develop symptoms, the entire household needs to isolate for 14 days to monitor for signs of the disease.

Coronavirus key symptoms: High temperature, cough, breathing difficulties

What should I do if my symptoms don’t get better?

The main reason people need hospital treatment is difficulty breathing.

In the UK, the NHS 111 website will guide you through what you need to do.

If you are so breathless that you are unable to speak more than a few words then you will be told to call 999 as this is a medical emergency.

If you become so ill that you’ve stopped doing all of your usual daily activities then the website will advise speaking to a nurse by dialling NHS 111.


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