COVID-19 Infection Discharge from A&E or GP consultation Patient advice leaflet

This leaflet details what to do following discharge from A&E or GP following a COVID-19 infection

Publication date:
01 March 2020
Date range:
March 2020 - March 2021

After your visit to A&E or GP

You have been identified as having symptoms of COVID-19 infection

You need to go home and self isolate for seven days from the onset of your symptoms. If you live with others they need to isolate for 14 days from the onset of your illness. If anyone else in the household starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of
what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period.

What happens after my visit to A&E or my GP?

At this point you are considered well enough to manage your symptoms at home. You will have been prescribed medication if required. If you did not require any prescribed medication then you should be able to manage your symptoms yourself. Ensure you stay hydrated and take paracetamol if you have a temperature. To aid recovery, try to avoid spending long periods of time lying flat in bed, trying sitting up or in a chair, or moving around at home.

You may have a cough or feel tired or breathless for several weeks despite the COVID- 19 having cleared, however if the symptoms persist please call your GP for a review.