In a bid to ease the pressure off the NHS, Brits are told to stay home, and only go out for a strict number of reasons.
If they experience any coronavirus-related symptoms, they are told to self-isolate for seven days if they live alone, or with the household for 14 days if they live with others.
The NHS says the symptoms to look out for are a fever and/or a new/continuous cough.
But research and other experts have highlighted other symptoms we should be wary of.
One of the less obvious symptoms that has been mentioned is headaches.
But it’s worth remembering there could be other reasons for your headache.
OnBuy’s medical department has discovered a huge surge in Google searches for headaches the past seven days, but spoke to a doctor who highlighted something else that could be causing them.
Doctor Aragona Giuseppe, GP and medical advisor at Prescription Doctor, said: “It’s no secret that overexposure to screens can cause cluster headaches as well as problems with eyesight. Now that we are all working from home and spending a lot more time behind screens these headaches are likely to increase”
The doctor shared some advice on how to reduce headaches with OnBuy’s medical department.
If you’re experiencing a headache due to screen-use, it’s worth investing in blue light blocking glasses.
Blue light is harmful light which is transmitted from screens, and can cause headaches and eye problems.
Using these glasses can block or absurd the blue light, as well as UV light.
Another thing that can help is limiting the amount of time you spend in front of a screen.
Dr Giuseppe said: “You should keep your main screen time to your work and then on an evening do a different activity such as perhaps yoga, gentle exercise, try a board game or read a book. All these types of activities will give your eyes a break.”
He also recommends to “take regular breaks from work like you would normally”.
This means taking “a full hour at lunch and regular breaks to walk and stretch and have a break from the screen”.
Dr Giuseppe added: “You should also make full use of your daily exercise break and go outside for a walk and get some fresh air in your lungs and oxygen to the blood and brain.
“Also ensure you are eating a nutritious diet as well as drinking enough water each day to stay hydrated, 8 glasses a day is recommended.”