How to Spot the Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19



Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and can include:

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

The severity of COVID-19 symptoms can range from very mild to severe. People who are older or have existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, may be at higher risk of serious illness. This is similar to what is seen with other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza.

The UK’s Chief Medical Officers’ advice to passengers who have travelled or passed through (such as transit through an airport) any of these countries listed below in the previous 14 days and who develop flu like symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath):

• China
• Hong Kong
• Japan
• Macau
• Malaysia
• Republic of Korea
• Singapore
• Taiwan
• Thailand
• Iran
• Specific lockdown areas in northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
• Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
• Hubei Province (returned in the past 14 days)
• Northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
• Vietnam
• Cambodia
• Laos
• Myanmar


• Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, as you would with the flu
• Call NHS 111 to inform them of recent travel to the country
• Inform PS Recruitment Specialists Ltd at your earliest opportunity if you think you may be infected or have come into contact with someone who is infected

When To See A Doctor:

Contact your doctor right away if you have COVID-19 symptoms and you’ve possibly been exposed to the virus. Tell your doctor if you’ve recently travelled internationally. Call your doctor ahead to tell him or her about your symptoms and recent travels and possible exposure before you go to your appointment.

Further Information On COVID-19 Can be Found At:

Remember that the information and guidance on Coronavirus is changing regularly.

The two key sources of reliable information (updated daily at 2pm):

  • PHE – includes the current number of cases, what measures are in place to protect the UK, symptoms, travel advice, and action to take should you need to:

  • Department of Health and Social Care webpage:

Failing this, please call NHS 111 for more information.