The symptoms for Covid-19 include:
*Coughing / shortness of breath
*Fever (≥ 38°C)
*Body aches
*Runny nose
*Sore throat
*Looking obviously unwell
*Feeling confused / disorientated

Many infected people experience a relatively mild infection, ranging from cold and flu-like symptoms to feeling like they have the actual flu.  
Mild to moderate infections are taking about two weeks to recover from.  About 20% of infected people experience a much more serious infection, requiring hospitalisation for several weeks.    

Current data suggests the fatality rate rises as you get older and is higher in those with underlying health conditions.

Changes in daily operations:

  1. Working from home, as per above. We advise you to consider your home ‘office’ set-up now to ensure you
    have internet, a computer, and ideally an additional screen, to enable the continuation of working from home.
  2. Potentially postponing non-important work travel (see Travel Considerations section above).
  3. Potentially postponing or modifying work-related events (those bigger than 100 pax.).
  4. Reduced in-person meetings. Ensure you remain 1m away from others or use online meetings where possible.

Self-isolation do’s and don’ts


  • Separate yourself from the people you live with, where possible avoid being in the same room at once
  • Only allow people who live with you to visit and stay
  • Stay in a well-ventilated room with a window that can be opened
  • Ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you
  • Pre-register for online grocery shopping so you’re familiar with the service
  • Make sure you tell delivery drivers to leave items outside for collection if you order online
  • Clean toilets and bathrooms regularly
  • Consider a bathroom rota if you have a single bathroom; the isolated person using the facilities last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom themselves
  • Use separate towels from anyone else in the household
  • Wash crockery and utensils thoroughly with soap and water; ideally in the dishwasher
  • Stay away from your pets – if unavoidable, wash your hands before and after contact


  • Invite visitors to your home or allow visitors to enter
  • Go to work, school or public areas
  • Use public transport, e.g. buses, trains, tubes or taxis
  • Share dishes, glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding, etc. with other people in your home
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