COVID Symptoms

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Any one of the following symptoms require you to get a COVID-19 test:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

This means that if you have a temperature, but no cough, you must still self isolate along with your household until you have had a test and it has come back negative. Most test results are currently coming back within 24 hours. The same goes if you have a cough without a temperature.

There is no way to tell a "COVID cough" from a "non-COVID cough" by the sound, amount of sputum, smell/taste or anything else other than getting a formal (PCR) test.

We cannot arrange a COVID test for you so please do not phone the surgery to ask for one. Use the link below or call 119 to speak to someone on the phone.

Do you need to speak to a clinician about your symptoms?

If you would not normally need to speak to the doctor about your symptoms, go ahead and book a test, you do not need to speak to us about it first.

If you feel unwell and require medical attention, please contact the surgery via reception. If you have a question that is not urgent and you would like to contact us electronically you could use eConsult.

Warning: Track & Trace Scams

If you are called or texted by someone claiming to be from NHS Track and Trace, and they ask you for personal information or payment details, please hang up the phone and inform the police via 101.

Do not give out any card or payment details