Guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection

This guidance is for:

  • people with symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19, including those who are waiting for a test.
  • people who have received a positive COVID-19 test result (whether or not they have symptoms).
  • people who currently live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 symptoms, or with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above, stay at home and arrange to have a test.

There are several other symptoms linked with COVID-19. These other symptoms may have another cause and are not on their own a reason to have a COVID-19 test. If you are concerned about your symptoms, seek medical advice.

Page updated: 23/02/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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