Worried about the new coronavirus?

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you have any concerns about coronavirus visit NHS 111 online and GOV.UK  or HSE website if you are an Ireland resident.

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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

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

– shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible

– one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household

– any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

– travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Important: even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Continue to 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.

Visit HSE webpage for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Watch our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chris Morris, answer your questions and guide you on how to stay protected from this viral infection and what to do if you experience coronavirus symptoms.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

I think I have symptoms of coronavirus. What should I do?

What can I do to reduce the risk of contracting coronavirus?

How will I know if I have a fever?

 

What does the test for coronavirus involve?

Where can I find some more information?

What is Medical Solutions’ role in the coronavirus?

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