Coronavirus - COVID-19

What to do if you have symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

 

The ‘stay at home’ guidance is the latest advice from Government aimed at delaying the
spread of the virus. This can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

All the government advice and guidance to the public, businesses, and other sectors is available via the gov.uk online hub here: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Advice for patients is available on nhs.uk, including symptoms and action to take www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

News

Westminister View 18th March 2020

Coronavirus is an ever accelerating, widespread crises. The latest announcement from the government concedes that this is not just a medical event, but an economic event of unprecedented proportions.

Extension of Sick Pay and Benefit Measures

If you are unable to work because of following government guidelines on self isolating in relation to Covid-19 including precautionary measures without symptoms the following has been legislated further to the budget announcements: