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Message From NHS England - Corona-Virus Update 18.03.2020
Posted on 18 Mar 2020
Guidance to the public changed on 16 March: − Everyone who has either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough is being asked to stay at home for 7 days. − Any individuals in the same household will now be asked to self-isolate for 14 days from the day the first person experienced symptoms. − Individuals who are either over 70, have an underlying health condition or are pregnant are advised to follow social distancing more stringently.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.