Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Coronavirus guidance from the NHS and Scottish Government

Caring kind connected logoLatest guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the NHS Inform website.

Common symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus are new:

  • continuous cough
  • fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater)
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

If you’ve developed symptoms (however mild), stay at home for 10 days from the start of your symptoms and arrange to be tested. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital.

You should only phone 111 if your symptoms:

  • have not improved after 10 days
  • are severe or you have shortness of breath
  • worsen during home isolation

You should also phone 111 if you develop breathlessness or it worsens, especially if you:

  • are 70 years old or over
  • have underlying poor health
  • have heart or lung problems
  • have a weakened immune system, including cancer
  • have diabetes

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Protect Scotland contact tracing app

Download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app. It's a free mobile phone app designed to help us protect each other and reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Test and protect

A drive-through coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility is open at the Prestwick Airport Car Park 4. This is part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing to determine whether those with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms have the virus.

Testing is part of the Test and Protect approach to containing the virus. Anyone aged 5 or over experiencing a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste, can book an appointment online by visiting NHS Inform or by calling 0800 028 2816 to be tested for whether they currently have coronavirus.

Read more about the test and protect facility.

Further advice

Contact Information

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