Covid symptoms: What are they and how long should I self-isolate for?

The three main symptoms of coronavirus are a fever, a continuous dry cough, or a loss of smell or taste.

According to the UK National Health Service, anyone with these symptoms should get a Covid test and stay at home to help stop the virus from spreading.

But how do you know if you have Covid-19, or you are ill with something else? What do the symptoms feel like?

And how long do you need to self-isolate for exactly?

BBC health and science journalist Laura Foster explains.

Video by Laura Foster, Megan Fisher, Tobias Chapple and Terry Saunders

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