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Check if you or your customers have coronavirus symptoms

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It’s vital for businesses and services to prepare for visitors or employees who show symptoms of COVID-19.

How do you protect them? what do you need?

According to the latest government information, if you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • 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 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 1 of these symptoms.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you’re worried about your symptoms
  • you’re not sure what to do

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service

Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.

Working on site

To keep employees and volunteers safe you should:

  • make sure on-site employees can spot symptoms
  • tell workers with symptoms to quarantine immediately
  • explain new procedure and provide training where necessary
  • consider the protected characteristics of your employees when making decisions, and to prevent discrimination

To support employees working remotely you should:

Source: Gov.uk/coronavirus

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