Coronavirus: NHS advice (17th March ’20)

17th March 2020

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How long to stay at home if you have symptoms

  • Anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days.
  • If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.

What to do after 7 days:

After 7 days,

  • if you no longer have a high temperature you can return to your normal routine.
  • if you still have a high temperature, stay at home until your temperature returns to normal.
  • if you still have a cough after 7 days, but your temperature is normal, you do not need to continue staying at home. A cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.

What to do after 14 days:

After 14 days,

  • Anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
  • But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days.

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

 If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.


This advice is taken from


For individual advice, please use the NHS 111 website in the first instance to check symptoms:  

If necessary, then phone the NHS line on 111

If you need further information about when children can return to school after self-isolation, please use the websites mentioned above or contact 111.


School closure information:

Nailsworth Primary School remains open. If, at any time, you are unsure of whether Nailsworth Primary School will be closed, please check on the council website here: