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Symptoms

Symptoms

Materials to communicate the symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have any in during national restrictions

Please note these assets are cleared for use in England only

This is public health campaign that communicates advice about how you can help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), by promoting the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and advising people to stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • 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

Key messages include:

  • No one in your household should leave home if any one person has symptoms
  • Find out how to get a test and how long to isolate at nhs.uk/coronavirus