Health information and advice

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a new continuous cough or
  • fever or
  • loss of/change in smell or taste.

You should self-isolate at home if you are feeling ill or someone in your household has symptoms in line with government guidance.

This will help to protect your colleagues, service users and others in your community. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. If you are self-isolating with symptoms, please follow the council’s normal absence reporting procedures.

You should continue to follow the key public health advice that can help stop the spread of illnesses, including coronavirus (COVID-19) - see the advice in the next section.

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a new continuous cough or
  • fever or
  • loss of/change in smell or taste.

You should self-isolate at home if you are feeling ill or someone in your household has symptoms in line with government guidance.

This will help to protect your colleagues, service users and others in your community. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. If you are self-isolating with symptoms, please follow the council’s normal absence reporting procedures.

You should continue to follow the key public health advice that can help stop the spread of illnesses, including coronavirus (COVID-19) - see the advice in the next section.

Category COVID-19 testing   Show all

  • COVID-19 testing

    05 May 2020

    COVID-19 testing is now available for anyone who has symptoms.

    Testing is available:

    • at a drive-through or walk-in facility in the borough and surrounding boroughs on certain days
    • at other regional drive-through locations
    • by booking a home test.

    Employees should book a test by visiting the self-referral website or phoning 119.

    The test only works during the first five days of symptoms, so it is really important that you take prompt action if you have symptoms, seven days a week,

    You must also let your manager know that you have symptoms immediately so that this can be recorded on Oracle.

    For more information on testing, please see the national guidance.