The latest government guidance is that you, and everyone living in your household, should stay at home - if you have either:
- high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- new continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if have the symptons listed above.
11 will tell you what to do and help you get a test if you need one. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
How long to self-isolate
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, stay at home for seven days from when your symptoms started.
If you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll usually need to self-isolate for 14 days.
Read more about how long to self-isolate.
The NHS Test and Trace service
The Government has moved to the next stage of action to combat coronavirus with the introduction of a new test and trace service to protect our friends and family from infection, and protect our NHS.
Anyone with symptoms will be tested and their close contacts will be traced, including:
- those in the same household
- people with whom they have been in direct contact – or within two metres for more than 15 minutes
If you have been in close contact with someone who tests positive, follow the NHS advice, even if you have no symptoms, to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus.