Coronavirus latest: Testing now open to everyone aged over 5 years with symptoms and loss of taste or smell added to official Covid-19 signs

The main symptoms of coronavirus have been updated:

High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

New, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

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

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms. Check the NHS website for what to do if you show symptoms.

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