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What should I do if I have symptoms but have not travelled to any of the affected areas or been in contact with anyone who has?


You should follow the normal guidance for treating coughs, colds and flu.

This includes:

  • staying away from work/school until your symptoms have eased
  • getting plenty of rest and sleep
  • keeping warm
  • taking paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains
  • drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

If you are pregnant, have a long-term underlying health condition or a weakened immune system then you should contact the NHS non-emergency helpline – 111 for advice. You should also contact this number if your symptoms do not improve after seven days.