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 and

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

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: