NHS Direct is front line in Crisis Managing the Flu situation, yet its advice on Swine flu seems to be ridiculous in the extreme. Click HERE to go onto the symptom checker.
If you had a loved one in bed with a bad cold (not the flu just a cold), they had not been overseas, they had no major symptoms other than a very painful headache and felt very sleepy (like everyone with a cold) its answer is call 999!!!
Should things escalate even slightly the 999 service and Ambulance Service will be overwhelmed.