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Symptoms and Isolation

Symptoms and Isolation

Materials to communicate the symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have any in the "Stay Home" phase of the Covid-19 campaign.

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