COVID-19: displaying symptoms

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.

Stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms such as:

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) or have a high temperature using a thermometer
  • A new continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than 1 hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24hrs (if you have a cough, it may be worse than usual so lookout for an increased cough).
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anosmia – loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

DO NOT go to the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do:

Follow the self-isolation and returning to work guidance when required.

Stay up to date with the latest NHS advice here and here.

Stay up to date with the latest HSE advice here.