Life Threatening Conditions
Is the patient suffering from any of these life-threatening conditions?
- A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- A new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- Loss of smell and taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal