What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus?
- Feeling tired
- Difficulty breathing
- A high temperature
- A cough and/or sore throat
These symptoms are similar to other respiratory diseases, including flu and the common cold. So if you have symptoms, consider the following:
- Have you travelled in the last two weeks to a high risk area?
- Have you been in contact with someone that has?
How quickly do symptoms emerge?
Symptoms are thought to appear between two and ten days after contracting the virus. There is some evidence, as yet unconfirmed, that the virus can spread by asymptomatic people – that is people who carry the virus but are not yet sick.
When should I seek medical help?
If you have travelled to Wuhun City in China (or another significantly affected area) in the last two weeks, or have been in contact with someone who has, and feel unwell, call NHS 111 for advice. Do NOT go straight to your GP surgery or hospital as if you have the virus, you risk spreading it to others. The NHS is asking for anyone returning from Wuhun City to ‘self-quarantine’ for two weeks.