What do I do if I have symptoms?
Please stay at home if you have any of the following symptoms:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature, or you have a temperature of 37.8 degrees or higher)
- 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 change, or loss of your sense of smell or taste
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You can also use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out more on what to do.
If you have symptoms
- You should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.Visit uk/coronavirus and follow the advice. Call 111 if you cannot get help online.
- Stay at home for at least 10 days. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days. You can take paracetamol and drink plenty of water.
- If you live alone ask family members, friends, and neighbours to get essential things for you like food and medicines and ask them to leave them outside your door.
- If someone you live with shows either of the symptoms, you should stay at home for 14 days.
Am I at risk?
Some people who are in high risk groups may become very poorly if they get Coronavirus. People in high risk groups include:
- People who are over 70
- Pregnant women
- People with long term conditions like cancer, lung disease and diabetes
- People with a weakened immune system
If you are in one of these high risk groups and/or you have severe trouble breathing – telephone 999 for urgent help.
What you can do to stop the virus spreading
If you are experiencing any symptoms or feeling unwell, and are due to attend an appointment at one of our units, or if you are being visited at home by one of our staff members please telephone your team or key worker and you will be given advice as to what to do.
How you can stop the infection spreading: Remember Hands, Face, Space
- Wash your hands more often, and for at least 20 seconds, with hot water and soap
- If water is not available, use hand sanitiser to wash your hands
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- 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
- Stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people, if you need to go outside
- Wear a face covering when shopping and in indoor public spaces
To access advice on spotting the signs, hand-washing and essential advice in different languages, including Polish, Romanian, Urdu and Punjabi please use the Leeds City Council YouTube playlist.