Coronavirus symptoms

If you have Coronavirus symptoms…

If you have been tested for Coronavirus and have a positive result, or have symptoms (as per those below), you must self isolate for 10 days.

If you can, use a separate bathroom and do not mix with others in your household. Family members in your house must also self isolate for 14 days.

As a reminder, the symptoms are as follows:

  • a new continuous cough
  • fever
  • loss or change in your normal sense of smell or taste

Do not go to your local practice or hospital with symptoms, further information is available on gov.uk/coronavirus and nhs.uk.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell. You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The public has a crucial role to play in containing the spread of the virus. Washing your hands more often, for 20 seconds. Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you: get home of into work, blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food. Protect yourself and others.

 So in summary, you should only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – when you really need to
  • to exercise – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to work if it is safe to do so and you cannot work from home

And always stay 2 metres apart.

 You can follow our Coronavirus Doncaster updates on social media – for the latest information from all organisations in Doncaster:

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