What should I do if I feel unwell but have not travelled to any of the affected areas or been in contact with anyone who has?

What should I do if I feel unwell but have not travelled to any of the affected areas or been in contact with anyone who has?

Please note that Government guidance and legal provisions are changing almost daily around Coronavirus / Covid-19. This FAQ is for guidance only and legal advice should be taken. Please contact your Employment Insurance company – 24 hour Employment Law Advice Line – 24 hours a day for all your employment needs, this is available completely free.

You should follow the normal guidance for treating coughs, colds and flu.

This includes:

  • 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.

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