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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptoms Update

An image illustrating 4 main symptoms of COVID-19

The UK Chief Medical Officers have updated the list of Coronavirus  symptoms to include Anosmia (loss of normal sense of smell or taste).

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

If you’ve developed symptoms in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. Read our stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.

Only phone 111 if:

  • your symptoms worsen during home isolation, especially if you’re in a high or extremely high-risk group
  • breathlessness develops or worsens, particularly if you’re in a high or extremely high-risk group
  • your symptoms haven’t improved in 7 days

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have coronavirus symptoms.