BELOW IS SOME USEFUL INFORMATION. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL FOR HELP IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS.
Key Phone numbers:
Medical emergency: call 111
COVID-19 Healthline: 0800‑358‑5453
COVID-19 Welfare support: 0800-512-337
You and all members of your household now MUST SELF ISOLATE. This means you or anyone in your household cannot go to the shops, work etc… If you are concerned about getting supplies of food/medication or other welfare needs, please call 0800 512 337
What to expect with Covid-19
There can be a broad range of symptoms, timecourses, and illness severity. Regardless of vaccination status, age and comorbidities.
In vaccinated and boosted adults
- Illness may begin with a dry sore throat, body aches, cough, and headache, and lasts for several days. Fatigue is common during the 1- to 2‑week illness
- Breathing problems are less common, if you have any breathing problems contact us or healthline.
- Symptoms for vaccinated people may last for a similar length of time to those in the unvaccinated, but are less likely to be severe.
In unvaccinated adults
- Illness may begin with a dry sore throat, body aches, cough, and headache which are typically more prolonged and severe than for vaccinated people
- Be vigilant from day 4 to 10 when symptoms may worsen, and to seek medical assessment if concerned about the severity of your illness.
- Progression to severe respiratory symptoms is more common in the unvaccinated, with shortness of breath and pneumonia.
For more information, see timeline of COVID-19 symptoms