Common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you need to self-isolate for 7 days If you live with someone who has symptoms, you need to self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started.
Only use NHS 111 if your symptoms get worse or are no better after home isolation.
Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer when you:
• Get home or into work
• Blow your nose, sneeze or cough
• Eat or handle food
Businesses and workplaces should encourage their employees to work at home, wherever possible
Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products
Employees will need your support to adhere to the recommendation to stay at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus to others Those who follow advice to stay at home will be eligible for statutory sick pay (SSP) from the ﬁrst day of their absence from work.
Employers should use their discretion concerning the need for medical evidence for certiﬁcation for employees who are unwell. This will allow GPs to focus on their patients. If someone becomes unwell in the workplace with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, they should be sent home. Employees from deﬁned vulnerable groups should be strongly advised and supported to stay at home and work from there if possible.