The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
Stay at home if you have either:
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
How long to stay at home
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
Read our advice about staying at home.
Contact NHS 111 via their online coronavirus service if:
Only call 111 if you cannot access their help online.
Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.
For emergencies outside surgery hours call NHS111.
This is a free service. Calls are handled by a team of highly trained call advisers supported by experienced clinicians.