- Please click here to go to the Government pages on Coronavirus (Covid-19
- Please click here to go the NHS Website to check symptoms
Get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus
If you have symptoms, get a test as soon as possible. You need to get the test done in the first 5 days of having symptoms. Book a visit to a test site to have the test today. Or order a home test kit if you cannot get to a test site. Click here to book a test.
- On days 1 to 4 of your symptoms, you can get tested at a site or at home. If you’re ordering a home test kit on day 4, do it by 3pm.
- On day 5, you need to go to a test site. It’s too late to order a home test kit.
- If you are not able to get a test in the first 5 days of having symptoms, you and anyone you live with must stay at home (self-isolate). Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.
How coronavirus is spread
Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets. It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
- Do cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Treatment for coronavirus
There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus. Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses. Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness. You’ll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.