If you, or a member of your household have :-
- A new, continuous dry cough
- A fever (temperature more than 37.8’C
then you may have the COVID-19 virus.
The person with the symptoms MUST self-isolate for 7 days if they live alone.
If they live with others, then all other household members must self-isolate for 14 days. This is because the virus takes some time to cause symptoms, so if you have caught it from the person with symptoms, you will be infectious to others for longer.
If one of the other household members then develops symptoms during the 14 day period, they must stay at home for 7 days from the day they themselves develop symptoms, even if that takes them beyond the initial 14 day isolation.
You can spread the infection in the days BEFORE you have symptoms
For the latest and up to date information please see the NHS Inform website on www.nhsinform.scot or at Health Protection Scotland https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/covid-19/
Guidance and information is being constantly updated as the virus spreads.
We wish you and your loved ones all the best in these challenging times.