If you contract COVID-19, try not to become anxious. Most people who contract the virus recover, whether they are adults or children. Some people just have a very light illness. Some may be affected more badly. But there are things that you can do to help yourself to recover more quickly and to avoid spreading the virus to other people in your family or your community. These guidelines share advice on what to do if you become unwell but are fit enough to look after yourself at home.