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Stay alert advice

COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Stay alert to stop coronavirus spreading

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • wear a face covering when using public transport and visiting shops and supermarkets

Read more about what you can and cannot do. 

What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms.

Symtoms include:

  • a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

More information on how to self-isolate or request a test for coronavirus can be found on the Government's website.

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