Thank you for taking part in the temperature checks in Middlesbrough.
The national recovery from COVID-19 includes testing to identify people who may have the infection, to trace their contacts and provide support for those who need to self-isolate. Our aim is to reduce the spread of infection and avoid a second wave.
Middlesbrough Council is offering temperature checks to help those who live, visit, and work in our town to identify possible infections early, and take action to prevent a local outbreak.
Please note that a high temperature does not mean that you have COVID-19. There are many other things that can cause a high temperature.
What you should do now
If you have recorded a high temperature today:
- This may show that you have a fever. This does not mean that you have a COVID-19 infection, but you could have.
- Our advice to you is that you should go home now.
- You can get a test for COVID-19 on the NHS website or by calling 119.
- You can also contact NHS 111 Coronavirus service for further advice, if required. You can access this service via the NHS 111 website or by calling 111.
If you have recorded a normal temperature:
- A high temperature is just one of the symptoms of COVID-19. There are other symptoms such as a new or continuous cough and loss of taste and smell.
- Even if you are not showing a high temperature today, you should still be aware of the
- If you start to feel unwell with these symptoms, contact the NHS 111 Coronavirus Service to find out the next steps. You can access this service via the NHS 111 website or by calling 111.
To help to reduce your risk of COVID-19 please make sure you:
- avoid close contact with others;
- follow social distance guidelines; and
- wash your hands regularly.
Together, we can save lives and jobs.
Let's all play our part and do it for Middlesbrough!