A loss of taste or smell have now been added to the list of symptoms related to coronavirus, and if people realise they are experiencing this they should stay home for at least 7 days.
Up until now, only a fever and cough were triggers for people to shut themselves away in self-isolation in case they had and could spread the infection.
Ear, nose and throat doctors had been warning for weeks that more symptoms should be included. Now, scientific advisers told the government to update the advice.
It is worth remembering that loss of smell and taste may still be signs of other respiratory infections, such as the common cold. Experts say fever and cough remain the most important symptoms of coronavirus to look out for.
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