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COVID-19 Symptoms

If you have any COVID-19 Symptoms please stay home. 

IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH US AND YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR ARE AWAITING A  RESULT DO NOT come into practice – please call us and we will change your appointment to a telephone slot. 

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 have not changed – they are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they’re mild:

  1. Stay at home and do not have visitors (self-isolate) until you get your test result or your symptoms have gone – only leave your home to have a test. Check if people you live with need to self-isolate.