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COVID 19 Guidance

Last updated 26th May 2021

What are the symptoms of COVID 19?

  • 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)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you have any of these symtoms you must book a PCR test.

Where can I book a PCR test?

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Where can I order Lateral Flow Tests?

The test for people without symptoms of COVID-19 is called a rapid lateral flow test.

https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

When do I need to isolate? 

Self-isolate immediately if:

  • you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
  • you've tested positive for COVID-19 – this means you have the virus
  • someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
  • someone in your childcare or support bubble has symptoms and you’ve been in close contact with them since their symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started
  • someone in your childcare or support bubble tested positive and you’ve been in close contact with them since they had the test or in the 48 hours before their test
  • you've been told you've been in contact with someone who tested positive – find out what to do if you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app
  • you have arrived in England from abroad (not including Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or other parts of the UK) – see GOV.UK: how to quarantine when you arrive in England

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