Symptoms and self-isolation
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature.
Anyone who lives alone with even mild symptoms is now advised to self-isolate for seven days.
For people who live with others, the advice is for all members of the household to self-isolate for 14 days from the point the first person showed symptoms. If anyone does develop symptoms towards the end of the this period they should still isolate for seven days from the point of showing symptoms.
If any ill person in the household has not had any signs of improvement and have not already sought medical advice, they should contact NHS 111 online. If your home has no internet access, you should call NHS 111.
The cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean someone must continue to self-isolate for more than 7 days.