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What must I do if I have Symptoms of COVID-19?

Pregnant women with any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, dry cough, sore muscles, sore throat, not able to smell or taste, difficulty breathing, overwhelming exhaustion) need to be tested. Please phone the hotline (0800 029999) or your local antenatal clinic to find out where to go for testing or whether you need to call an ambulance to take you to hospital urgently. Wear a cloth mask that covers your nose and mouth. As soon as
you arrive, tell a health worker that you have these symptoms.

There may be shortages of test kits. Then, you will be checked by a nurse or doctor and given advice without being tested. If more tests become available, all pregnant women may be tested before labour because some people can have the infection but still feel well. While waiting for test results you need to self isolate at home.

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