What to do if you have symptoms

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

What to do if you have symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

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

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Read the 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

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Advice in other parts of the UK

For region specific information and advice in:

Please DO NOT attend your scheduled appointment if you have COVID-19 symptoms, travelled abroad to a high-risk area within the last 14 days or been in contact with anyone with a confirmed case of Coronavirus. For further information go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19