Symptoms & Getting a test
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.
Here is a short video to explain:
If you have any of the main symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), you must:
Help with isolating or getting a test
NHS Test and Trace Service
As lockdown restrictions are being eased, it is important to be aware that the virus has not gone away and we have to keep it from spreading. It is important that we do not allow the virus to spread from person to person. The NHS Test and Trace service has been set up as a system to help people to quickly know if they have the virus and if they do trace their recent contacts.
The Test and Trace Service
For information on Test and Trace in other languages, visit the Lambeth Council website.
How the NHS Test and Trace Service Works
Play Your Part:
NHS is still open
It’s important that we continue to look after health. Be aware that if you are unwell or unable to manage your long-term condition, please contact your GP.
We are now required to wear face coverings on public transport and from Friday 24 July 2020, when we are in shops and supermarkets.
The face covering should cover your nose and mouth and help to protect others against the spread of infection.
You can watch this helpful video for examples :
Advice on wearing a face covering on public transport including taxis in London is available on the Tfl website.
It is important that you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting on and after taking off your face covering.
To find out more how to use face coverings safely go to the Gov.uk website.
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