What are the symptoms?
The symptoms are:
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above) – 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, 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.
Only if symptoms become worse should you use the NHS 111 service. To ensure the phone service is readily available to those who need it, where possible people should use the 111 website rather than calling. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.