COVID Symptoms checker All + All -

Covid Patients

  • This was extracted from the following location only to act as a REFERENCE, follow the government or WHO issued notices / protocols

    ~ https://www.patientaccess.com/coronavirus

    + - What are the COVID symptoms

    • Fever (a temperature above 37.8°C or skin which feels hot to touch).
    • A new, continuous cough.
    • Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
    • Fatigue.
    • Headaches.
    • Sore throat.
    • Aches and pains

    + - If symptoms present, what to do?

    • If you experience fever or a new continuous cough you should self-isolate immediately. Those experiencing a mild illness don't need to seek medical attention.

      + - Coronavirus checker tool

      • + - Start
        • + - Symptoms
          • Signs of a heart attack - pain like a very tight band, heavy weight or squeezing in the centre of your chest.

            Signs of a stroke - face drooping on one side, can’t hold both arms up, difficulty speaking.

            Severe difficulty breathing - gasping, not being able to get words out, choking or lips turning blue.

            Heavy bleeding - that won’t stop.

            Severe injuries - or deep cuts after a serious accident.

            Seizure (fit) - someone is shaking or jerking because of a fit, or is unconscious (can’t be woken up).

        • + - Do you have any of the above symptoms?
          • + - Yes
            • Cal 108/ambulance support
          • + - No
            • + - More symptoms to check
              • A fever (high temperature). Even if you do not have a thermometer, you should answer 'yes' if your back or chest feels hot to touch.

                A new continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours).

            • + - Do you have any of the above symptoms?
              • + - Yes
                • + - Are you too breathless to be able to speak more than a few words?
                  • + - Yes
                    • Cal 108/ambulance support
                  • + - No
                    • + - Has your breathing become harder and faster in the last hour, even when you are not doing anything?
                      • + - Yes
                        • Cal 108/ambulance support
                      • + - No
                        • + - Do you live with other people?
                          • + - Yes
                            • + - Are you feeling so ill that you have stopped doing everything you normally do (eg watching TV, using your phone, getting out of bed)?

                              • + - Yes
                                • Call a trusted doctor or COVID helpline for support

                                  You also need to isolate yourself and stay indoors for at least 7 days.

                                  Everyone you live with needs to isolate themselves at home for at least 14 days.

                                  If they develop fever or cough during that time they should complete this form.

                                  Even though you are in the house together, you should try and stay away from each other as much as you can.

                                  If you live with someone aged 70 or older, or who has a long-term health condition or is pregnant, try and find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days (where they can isolate themselves).

                              • + - No
                                • + - Have you suddenly become confused, or much more confused than normal?
                                  • Yes
                                  • + - No
                                    • + - Has a doctor told you that you have a condition or are taking treatment that means getting an infection might be very serious?

                                      • Yes
                                      • + - No
                                        • You need to isolate yourself and stay indoors for at least 7 days after your symptoms started.
                          • + - No
                            • + - Are you feeling so ill that you have stopped doing everything you normally do (eg watching TV, using your phone, getting out of bed)?

                              • Yes
                              • + - No
                                • + - Have you suddenly become confused, or much more confused than normal?
                                  • + - Yes
                                    • Call your doctor or the COVID Help line

                                      Tell them that you have been advised by this tool to call about coronavirus symptoms.

                                      You also need to isolate yourself and stay indoors.

                                      Find out more about how to self-isolate.

                                      To protect yourself and others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.

                                      + - If you’re away from home:

                                      • Go straight home by the most direct route.
                                      • Stay at least 2 metres away from people if possible.
                                      • Avoid public transport if you can.

                                      What do I do about work?

                                      + - 1) You can request an isolation note from the NHS for your employer if you:

                                      • Are not well enough to work while you are self-isolating; or
                                      • Need to self-isolate but have a job which means you cannot work from home.

                                      2) If you feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. You do not need an isolation note for this.

                                      3) You can also use this service to request an isolation note on behalf of someone else.

                                      + - 4) Please do not contact your GP for an isolation note. Please use this service instead.

                                      • If you, or someone you know, is not yet registered for Patient Access, please visit this link.
                                  • + - No
                                    • + - Has a doctor told you that you have a condition or are taking treatment that means getting an infection might be very serious?

                                      • + - Yes
                                        • Please call NHS 111 and speak to a nurse.

                                          Tell them that you have been advised by this tool to call about coronavirus symptoms.

                                          The phone service will be very busy but you must wait until you get through.

                                          You also need to isolate yourself and stay indoors.

                                          Find out more about how to self-isolate.

                                          To protect yourself and others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.

                                          If you’re away from home:

                                          Go straight home by the most direct route.

                                          Stay at least 2 metres away from people if possible.

                                          Avoid public transport if you can.

                                          What do I do about work?

                                          1) You can request an isolation note from the NHS for your employer if you:

                                          Are not well enough to work while you are self-isolating; or

                                          Need to self-isolate but have a job which means you cannot work from home.

                                          2) If you feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. You do not need an isolation note for this.

                                          3) You can also use this service to request an isolation note on behalf of someone else.

                                          4) Please do not contact your GP for an isolation note. Please use this service instead.

                                          If you, or someone you know, is not yet registered for Patient Access, please visit this link.

                                      • + - No
                                        • You need to isolate yourself and stay indoors for at least 7 days after your symptoms started.

                                          + - Find out more about how to self-isolate. Please read and follow this guidance carefully to protect others.

                                          • To protect yourself and others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.
                                          • If you’re away from home:
                                          • Go straight home by the most direct route.
                                          • Stay at least 2 metres away from people if possible.
                                          • Avoid public transport if you can.

                                          + - What happens after 7 days?

                                          • If, after 7 days, you no longer have a fever and feel better, you can go back to your normal activities.

                                            The cough may continue for some time after this even though the infection has cleared. You do not need to stay at home because of a cough if you feel well and have no fever or shortness of breath.

                                            If your symptoms have not got better in 7 days, use this tool again before you have contact with anyone else.

                                          + - Call Doctor if you become so unwell that you have to stop doing everything you normally do (eg watching TV, using your phone, getting out of bed).

                                          • Make sure you select the option to speak to someone. Tell them you are calling about possible coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.

                                            The phone service will be very busy but you must wait until you get through.

                                          How do I treat my symptoms?

                                          + - You can look after your symptoms at home by:

                                          • Resting.
                                          • Drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids.
                                          • Taking paracetamol.

                                          What do I do about work?

                                          + - 1) You can request an isolation note from the NHS for your employer if you:

                                          • Are not well enough to work while you are self-isolating; or
                                          • Need to self-isolate but have a job which means you cannot work from home.

                                          2) If you feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. You do not need an isolation note for this.

                                          3) You can also use this service to request an isolation note on behalf of someone else.

                                          + - 4) Please do not contact your GP for an isolation note. Please use this service instead.

                                          • If you, or someone you know, is not yet registered for Patient Access, please visit this link.
              • + - No
                • + - Do you live with someone who has developed fever or new continuous cough?
                  • + - Yes
                    • You need to isolate yourselves and stay indoors for at least 14 days.  Any other people you live with who dont have symptoms also need to isolate themselves for at least 14 days. The person you live with who has these symptoms needs to isolate themselves at home for at least 7 days. If you develop fever or cough during that time you should complete this form again. Even though you are in the house together, you should try and stay away from each other as much as you can. If you live with someone aged 70 or older, or who has a long-term health condition or is pregnant, try and find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days (where they can isolate themselves).

                  • + - No
                    • Because you dont have a cough or fever and dont live with anyone who does, you do not need to:

                      Self-isolate; or

                      Speak to a healthcare professional at the moment.

                      It’s unlikely that you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). However, to find out more about any symptoms you do have, you can:

                      Search the wide range of information written by GPs on Patient.info

                      Use the symptom checker at NHS 111 to find out what action you should take.

                      If you feel you need to speak to your GP or pharmacist, please phone them. Please do not visit your GP or pharmacy without speaking to your healthcare professional over the phone first.