COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Advice for UK residents
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
– a high temperature
– 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’re staying at home.
Only 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
Advice for Ireland residents
If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate and phone your GP. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.
Coronavirus: Information Guide
We have prepared an information guide about coronavirus to help you, your employers and members to stay informed and protected. Click below to find out the basic protective measures against the new coronavirus and answers to key questions.
Read our Coronavirus: Information Guide
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