Information on COVID-19

17 September 2020 3:23pm

Issued by Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP):

For the latest information on Covid-19 visit:

What to do if you think you have coronavirus

If you have any of the following symptoms, you must get a test and self-isolate:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
  • 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

You should not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. You can also call NHS 111 direct.

Where can I go for testing?

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you should get tested. All testing sites operate on an appointment only basis – please do not attend without an appointment. Appointments can be booked via the NHS online booking system or by calling 119.

When booking, you will be shown a list of the nearest places to go for your test. It is important to be tested no more than five days from when your symptoms started.

Some useful links:

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/   

Your coronavirus test result:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/what-your-test-result-means/

Testing and tracing for coronavirus:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/