Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which brings together the Salford Royal and Pennine Acute trusts, and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • 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 have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms

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.

Read the advice about staying at home.

Think about social distancing, see our poster for details - click here.

COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people - click here.

There is more information on the NHS website.