General public health advice

Current Government advice is to stay at home for 14 days if you, or someone in your household, have either:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees or higher)
  • A new continuous cough

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

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying at home.

More information about staying at home is available online.

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse 
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days 

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online

The existing advice from the NHS maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene still applies by following the guidance below:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • When coughing and sneezing cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, throw it in the bin and then immediately wash your hands

PHE do not advise the use of face masks.

Further advice on how COVID-19 spreads and to how to avoid infection is available on the NHS 111 site.