Emergency Action Plan Flow Chart – Covid-19 Symptoms on site

Emergency Action Plan Flow Chart – Covid-19 Symptoms on site

2. Main Symptoms of Coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • 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 cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

4. When to self isolate

You must self-isolate straight away for 10 days if you have coronavirus symptoms.

Staff who live in the same household as someone with coronavirus symptoms, must self-isolate straight away for 14 days.

5. Informing those you have had close contact with

If you develop symptoms, UKSA will inform those in your bubble that you might have coronavirus but are waiting for a test result. At this stage (until the test result is known), those people do not need to self-isolate, but they should take extra care in practising social distancing and good hygiene.

6. If you test negative

If you get a negative test result, this means you are at low risk of having coronavirus. Other members of your household can stop self-isolating. If you feel well and no longer have symptoms similar to coronavirus, you can stop self-isolating.

7. If you test positive

If you get a positive test result, this means that when you took the test, you had coronavirus. You – and other members of your household or bubble must self-isolate. NHS Test and Trace will contact you and ask you to share information on those at home or in your bubble.

8. Close Contacts (at home or in bubble)

If you are identified by NHS Test and Trace as someone who has had close recent contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, you will be notified that you must self-isolate in line with medical advice. You must self-isolate for 14 days after you were in contact with the person who has tested positive for coronavirus.