The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough, and/or high temperature
- high temperature
For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild infection
Please do not attend your dental appointment if you have the above symptoms or your household is in self-isolation due to another having symptoms. Please seek
further information from the NHS Coronavirus website and self-isolate following NHS guidance.
Should your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days
contact NHS 111
online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS
111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person
can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Everyone is reminded to follow Public Health England advice:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, expecially after using public transportation. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
NHS England and NHS Improvement, 18 February 2020.
NHS Overview - Coronavirus (COVID-19), 18 March 2020.