COVID-19 Patient Advice

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.


The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild infection.

People no longer need to contact NHS 111 Wales if they think they may have contracted COVID-19.

You should only contact NHS 111 Wales if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

You can find the very latest up to date information on COVID-19 on the Public Health Wales website.  To access this information in BSL please click here.