What should you do if you have symptoms? and for how long?
Stay at Home
If you see all the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) you have then you should stay at home for at least 7 days.
If you are living with other people, then they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection Coronavirus (COVID-19) outside the home.
After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine. But still, you have to be careful about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) because there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in 2020.
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 are at home for longer than 14 days.
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19.
The viruses that may be on your hands so to protect yourself in the best way against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water for 15-30 seconds.
After 7 days, if you no longer have a high temperature you can return to your normal routine. If you still have a high temperature, stay at home until your temperature returns to normal. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather.
If you still have a cough after 7 days, but your temperature is normal at around 36.5°C to 37°C, you do not need to continue staying at home. A cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.
Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you can not cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Tips For Staying at Home
It’s important to stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading. Prevention is better than cure. And it is a wise thing to do. And of course, the resistance is the best!
- Try to keep at least 2 meters (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly people over 70, or those with long-term health conditions
- Ask friends, family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines but leave them outside
- Sleep alone, if possible
- Regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
- Drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to help with your symptoms
- Don’t have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)
- Don’t leave your home, for example, to go for a walk, to school or to public places