Coronavirus (COVID-19) – what you need to know.

Coronavirus – What to do if you become unwell

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

How long do you need to stay at home for?

  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

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.


NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. You should use this service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

You should only dial 111 if you are unable to get help online.

Click here to read NHS Advice now

Click here to read Suffolk County Councils response to the the Corona virus

Click here to read more about Corona virus from Healthwatch Suffolk

To down load the Suffolk County Councils Easy read guidance on Corona virus click here

To read more about Covid-19 Information and Support for Families from Suffolk Parent Carer Network and Sensational Families Covid 19 Information for Families V1

To see the fun and catchy video on effective hand washing made by Purple All Stars called ‘The hand washing Rap’ click here; click here

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