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What to do if you get coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms again

NHS advice about what to do if you or someone you live with gets symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) more than once.

If you get symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) again, you must self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab), even if the symptoms are mild.

The symptoms are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

You should also self-isolate again if someone you live with gets symptoms. The person with symptoms should get a test.

You must self-isolate again even if you've had a positive test result for COVID-19 before. You probably have some immunity to the virus but it's not clear how long it lasts.

Read more about when to self-isolate and what to do.

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