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The NHS in Dorset and Public Health England are working to manage and limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). You can help by taking these steps, in line with Government advice.
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 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.
The self-isolation period was extended on 30 July from 7 to 10 days for those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or a positive test result.
This extension will help provide additional protection to others in the community. This is particularly important to protect those who have been shielding and in advance of the autumn and winter when we may see increased community transmission.
If you test negative, your household does not need to isolate and you can stop isolating when you feel well.
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.