Coronavirus symptom update:
This week, the Public Health Agency (PHA) announced a new symptom associated with Coronavirus.
Anosmia, the loss of smell or taste, has been added to the list of Coronavirus symptoms that people should be aware of and self-isolate with.
The three main symptoms of coronavirus are defined as follows:
- A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- A new, continuous cough – 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 normal)
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
If you display any of these symptoms you must self-isolate for 7 days from when your symptoms first started. Anyone who lives with you (even if they do not have symptoms) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the first person in your home started having symptoms.
For more info log on to www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirus
Information regarding absence due to Coronavirus can be found in the Staff Memo Issue 2 FAQ’s document at www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/staffupdates