COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. For upto date information, please visit the NHS website.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms 

Stay at home if you have either: 

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

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

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. 

How long to stay at home 

You can find the current guidance on staying at home by clicking this link Advice about staying at home.