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Observe social distancing
Self-isolate and get tested
The primary symptoms of COVID-19 are:
If you have any of these symptoms please self-isolate and call 119 or visit nhs.uk/coronavirus for a test.
If your test is positive, you must not leave your home at all and not have visitors for 10 days (or 14 days if you share your home with others). You will also be asked to provide details of your recent contact to NHS Test and Trace. You must self-isolate if you live with someone who has symptoms.
If you are not experiencing symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19, self-isolate for at least 10 days, starting from the day the test was taken. If you develop symptoms during this isolation period, restart your 10-day isolation from the day you developed symptoms.
After 10 days, if you still have a temperature you should continue to self-isolate and seek medical advice. You do not need to self-isolate after 10 days if you only have a cough or loss of sense of smell or taste, as these symptoms can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.
For more information visit the government website. If your symptoms worsen, contact NHS 111 online, or call 111 if you have no internet access.
Practice good hygiene
Evidence shows that a significant proportion of post COVID-19 patients are likely to have significant on-going health problems, notably breathing difficulties, tiredness and cough, reduced muscle function, reduced ability to undertake physical activity and psychological symptoms such as PTSD and reduced mood status.
Your Covid Recovery is a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of COVID-19 and support them to manage their recovery. It includes information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage on-going symptoms and health needs at home, and signposts to sources of support.
It also includes information on returning to work, and a helpful section for family, friends and carers of people who are recovering.
Protect your loved ones with the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.
It's the fastest way of knowing when you're at risk from coronavirus. The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community.
Anyone aged 16 or over who lives in England or Wales can use the NHS COVID-19 app. It has a number of features:
The NHS COVID-19 app is free to download on your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play. The app runs on proven software developed by Apple and Google, designed so that nobody will know who or where you are. And you can delete your data, or the app, at any time.