The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • 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)
  • 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

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu and it does not necessarily mean you have the illness. Click here for more information on common symptoms and how to isolate safely at home and when to seek medical advice.

Alternatively, you can call 119 for more advice, if you have problems using the internet.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can be accessed at:

If you have had COVID and are still experiencing symptoms, this website offers advice on what to expect as part of your recovery –  


Specific help

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 can be accessed on this link.

Resources for your mind and well being can be found here on our website. 

If you are pregnant, please visit Coronavirus and Pregnancy


You can help by partaking in Research

The NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry has been created to help people across the UK sign up to receive information about COVID-19 vaccine studies. You can sign up if you would like to be contacted about taking part in approved UK coronavirus vaccine trials:

The NIHR has produced a set of resources that can be used to make people aware of this vaccine research registry, to support the campaign. The pack includes social media graphics, leaflets, and further information about the registry itself. There is also an FAQ.

More information can be found on the NHS website