- staying away from work/school until your symptoms have eased
- getting plenty of rest and sleep
- keeping warm
- taking paracetamol to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains
- drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
If you are pregnant, have a long-term underlying health condition or a weakened immune system then you should contact the NHS non-emergency helpline – 111 for advice. You should also contact this number if your symptoms do not improve after seven days.