Stay at home if you have coronavirus 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 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

URGENT ADVICE: 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.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Tips for staying at home

It is important to stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading.

Do

  • Try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly older people or those with long-term health conditions
  • Ask friends and family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines – but avoid contact with them
  • Sleep alone if possible
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Try and say away from older people and those with long term health conditions
  • Drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen to help with your symptoms

Don’t

  • Do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)
  • Do not leave the house, for example to go for a walk, to school or public places