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According to the NHS you should either attend A&E or call EMS or ring 111 or your GP if you meet certain criteria.

If you experience the following symptoms, attend your nearest A&E or call EMS immediately and tell the operator you may have coronavirus:

- You are unable to complete short sentences when at rest due to breathlessness
- Your breathing suddenly worsens within an hour.
- Your blood oxygen level is 92% or less. Check your blood oxygen level again straight away – if it’s still 92% or below, go to A&E immediately or call 999.
- OR if these more general signs of serious illness develop, like:
- you are coughing up blood.
- you feel cold and sweaty with pale or blotchy skin.
- you develop a rash that does not fade when you roll a drinking glass over it.
- you collapse or faint.
- you become agitated, confused or very drowsy.
- Or finally, you have stopped peeing or are peeing much less than usual.

If you have a pulse oximeter, please give the oxygen saturation reading to the EMS operator.

You should ring your GP or phone 111 as soon as possible if you have one or more of the following and tell the operator you may have coronavirus:
- You slowly start feeling more unwell or more breathless.
- You are having difficulty breathing when getting up to go to the toilet or similar.
- If you use a pulse oximeter, your blood oxygen level is 94% or 93% when sitting or lying down and remains at this level after being rechecked within an hour.
- You sense that something is wrong (general weakness, extreme tiredness, loss of appetite, reduced urine output, unable to care for yourself – simple tasks like washing and dressing or making food)
- And finally you should call if your blood oxygen level is usually below 95% but it drops below your normal level, call 111 or your GP surgery for advice.