NHS Advice

Open Source COVID-19 Data Tracker focused on providing accurate and up to date information that's easy to understand in a clean layout.

Overview

Get NHS advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including symptoms, testing, vaccination and self-isolation.

Symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

If you have any of these symptoms, get a test to check if you have coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result.

Self isolation

Stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test if you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The main symptoms are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

While you're self-isolating, you and anyone you live with should not leave your home.

If you test positive, your self-isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day you had the test, if you do not have symptoms) and the next 10 full days.

Anyone you live with will also need to self-isolate at the same time.

Treatments overview

You can usually treat mild coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms at home. If your symptoms are severe, you may need medical care until you recover.

Self care

There are things you can do to treat mild symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) while you’re staying at home (self-isolating).

If you have a high temperature:

If you have a cough:

If you feel breathless:

Other treatments

Treatment for severe coronavirus infections in hospital aims to relieve symptoms and reduce the effects of the virus while your body fights the infection.

For example, you may need breathing support or medicine to reduce inflammation in your body caused by the virus.

Prevention

To stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading:

Follow government guidance about national and local restrictions.

Guides

Book a vaccination if you're eligible

Get tested for coronavirus