What are the symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
The known symptoms of Coronavirus are:
- High temperature (above 37,8 C);
- Dry, continuous cough.
If you have any of the symptoms, however mild, you are advised to self-isolate for a period of 7 days. Please do not visit your GP if you have the symptoms, and avoid going out altogether.
Contact the NHS by calling 111 if you:
- have underlying health conditions;
- cannot cope with the symptoms at home alone;
- your symptoms worsen within the first 7 days, or they do not improve at the end of the period.
If you need to self-isolate due to symptoms of Coronavirus
- 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 to stay 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
- 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
If you have scheduled a dental appointment
If you have recently travelled to any of the countries with a widespread of Coronavirus, or have been in contact with an infected person, please do call us to reschedule your appointment as soon as you become aware that you may be infectious.
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean