What you need to know about COVID-19

AUDIO - What you need to know about COVID-19 (English)

People who are sick with COVID-19 may:

  1. Have a cough.
  2. Have a fever – this is when someone gets really hot and has a temperature of 38 degrees or more.
  3. Find it hard to breathe.

Some people with COVID-19 may not feel sick at all but they can still pass the virus to another person.

It is important you know what to do if you have been in close contact with someone in the last 14 days who has been told they have COVID-19 or you are waiting for your COVID-19 test results.

There are 2 things you need to do if you think you have COVID-19:

  1. You need to stay at home and self-isolate.
  2. Self-isolate means not being in places for 14 days where you could give the COVID-19 virus to other people.

If you need help, call Healthline on:
0800 358 5453.

  • It will not cost you any money to call Healthline.
  • Healthline is open all the time – day and night.
  • If you are not sure if you should self-isolate you can call Healthline.
  • If you think you might have COVID-19 it is important that you do not go to your Doctor or the hospital.

Going to see your Doctor or hospital could give the COVID-19 virus to other people.

Instead call Healthline.

They will tell you what to do if you need a COVID-19 test.