- Covid symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, or a loss of smell or taste
- You can reveal your risk of a fever by simply touching your skin
- If your back or chest is warm to the touch, you may have a high temperature
- You should self-isolate at home and get a Covid test if you develop a high fever
Covid cases have continued to rise across the UK, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing a third national lockdown earlier this month. One of the easiest ways to reveal your risk of coronavirus is to check whether you have a fever.
Covid has killed more than 80,000 people in the UK, after the emergence of a third wave.
The arrival of Covid vaccines has given the public a light at the end of the tunnel,
But the Government and scientists are still urging the public to remain vigilant, and to stay at home.
You could be at risk of coronavirus, and should consider getting tested for Covid, if you develop a high fever.
“If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus [Covid-19], get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result,” said the NHS.
“The main symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, [and] a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
“Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
“A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back [you do not need to measure your temperature].”