Do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you think you might have coronavirus. Stay at home.
Urgent advice: Use the 111 online coronavirus service if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
These are the main symptoms of coronavirus.
The 111 online coronavirus service will ask about your symptoms and tell you what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Babies and children
Call 111 if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse, or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Get more advice about coronavirus in children.
Staying at home if you have symptoms (self-isolation)
If your symptoms are mild, you'll usually be advised to not leave your home for at least 7 days.
Anyone you live with should not leave your home for 14 days.
This is called self-isolation.
Find out more about self-isolation if you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms