Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness which affects people’s lungs and airways. The virus spreads between people like flu, via respiratory droplets from coughing. The time between exposure and symptom onset is typically five days but may range from two to 14 days. Symptoms are most often fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Monday 18 May
The latest guidance relating to symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) include:
“All individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia. Anosmia is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell. It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked”.
Individual’s households should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell.
This page details the latest, accurate information and advice anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of the virus. It also links to the latest guidance for people, schools, businesses and care settings.