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2021-05-26

Can you contract the coronavirus disease by touching a surface?

Can you contract the coronavirus disease by touching a surface?

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

What are the some common COVID-19 symptoms?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following:a new continuous cougha high temperaturea loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)For most people COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, anyone who develops symptoms needs to self-isolate at home and not go to work, following stay at home guidance. They should arrange to have a test by visiting testing or contacting NHS 119 by telephone if they do not have internet access.

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Does ibuprofen increase the risk of COVID-19?

Expert Working Group concludes there is currently insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of ibuprofen and susceptibility to contracting COVID-19 or the worsening of its symptoms.

Does cooking kill the virus that causes COVID-19?

Although it is very unlikely that coronavirus is transmitted through food, cooking thoroughly will kill the virus.

Is temperature check a reliable way to detect coronavirus disease?

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Who is eligible for COVID-19 testing in Liverpool?

Everyone living or working in Liverpool will now be offered COVID-19 testing, whether they have symptoms or not, in the first pilot of whole city testing in England made possible by the dramatic increase in testing capacity and new technologies.

When should you self-isolate for COVID-19?

Self-isolate immediately if:• you develop symptoms of COVID-19 – you should self-isolate at home while you arrange and wait for the results of your test• you test positive for COVID-19Your isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days.Self-isolation means you must stay at home at all times and not have contact with other people, except in very limited circumstances, for example to seek medical assistance.

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Will my data be deleted after uninstalling the NHS COVID-19 app?

If you choose to delete the app, you will not receive any notifications (alerts) from the app about coronavirus (COVID-19) and the data stored by the app on your phone will be deleted. If you decide to install the app again, you will need to provide the requested information again.

Does obesity put me at high risk for COVID-19?

Living with excess weight puts people at greater risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19, with risk growing substantially as body mass index (BMI) increases. Nearly 8% of critically ill patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units have been morbidly obese, compared with 2.9% of the general population.

How can I get tested for COVID-19 in Liverpool?

Testing will be carried out in sites across the city, including a large number of new sites determined by local leaders. There will be a variety of ways to book a test, including online, walk-up, or by invitation from the local authority. Testing will be carried out in new and existing test sites, using home kits, in hospitals and care home settings, and schools, universities and workplaces.

When should I see a doctor for COVID-19?

• you’re feeling gradually more unwell or more breathless• you have difficulty breathing when you stand up or move around• you feel very weak, achy or tired• you’re shaking or shivering• you’ve lost your appetite

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What is the fine for not self-isolating during COVID-19 pandemic?

New fines for those breaching self-isolation rules will start at £1,000 – bringing this in line with the penalty for breaking quarantine after international travel – but could increase to up to £10,000 for repeat offences and for the most egregious breaches, including for those preventing others from self-isolating.