COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Please ensure you are getting your information from trusted links such as:
Latest from the UK Government and Public Health
Advice from the NHS about symptoms and managing the condition
The latest from Cumbria County Council
Guidance for our health professionals
Advice for care homes and home care
NHS 111 Online COVID-19 Service - these online questions are updated with new information from the Chief Medical Officer.
The CCGs' COVID-19 web page with advice and info
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
- Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if 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.
Read our advice about staying at home.