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Important information: To keep you safe from COVID when attending the hospital
It should cover your nose and mouth while allowing you to breathe comfortably
You should not touch your face
You should wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and taking it off. You should also avoid touching the front or the inside of the covering, and handle it by the ear loops or ties
You should change your face covering regularly
You can find advice on how to wear and make your own face covering at home on the Government website.
Stay at Home if you have Coronavirus Symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
- or a high temperature and / or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.