When to test for Covid-19

Symptoms of Covid-19: You need a test if you have any of the following:
A high temperature: any new high temperature where the person feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature).
A new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
A loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal.
You DO NOT need a test if you have a runny nose, sneezing or feeling unwell
but do not have a temperature, cough or loss of taste, or change in sense of
smell. Why? because these are not normally symptoms of coronavirus.

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