Dancing On Ice star Matt Evers 'very sick' with coronavirus symptoms
Dancing On Ice star Matt Evers has revealed he’s ‘very sick’ with coronavirus symptoms amid the pandemic.
The pro skater, who was partnered with Ian ‘H’ Watkins for the latest series, explained he’s feeling ‘really down’ as he can’t get to any of his family.
‘I’ve been very sick for the past five days,’ he explained.
The star added to The Sun Online: ‘I’ve been having flu symptoms and been really spaced out. I’ve been down, thinking what am I? Who am I? I can’t get home to my family in the States too, I have elderly parents so I’ve been feeling pretty helpless.’
Matt also pointed out that he’s worried about his mental health, after spending five days in isolation.
However, he went on to say: ‘I’m focussing on getting better. I’m so lucky I’ve been leaning on H for support, and Candice who have been amazing.’
The 44-year-old appears to have been keeping his spirits up, rocking out to Abba’s Dancing Queen on TikTok.
Matt also shared the love for NHS workers, sharing a snap of himself in a dressing gown, perched on a window sill.
‘Stop, breathe, give thanks to our medical workers and have faith,’ he urged.
Earlier this year, Matt and H formed a historic part of Dancing On Ice as they became the first same-sex couple to partner up on the show.
The entertainment industry has been hit hard by coronavirus, with Tom Hanks being one of the first stars to test positive.
What does self-isolation mean?
Self-isolation means staying indoors and avoiding all contact with other people for 14 days, according to the NHS.
It means no going to work, school, the shops or even to the park for some fresh air, in order to minimise the risk of passing on Covid-19.
Public transport and taxis are a no-no and you shouldn’t have visitors over, even if you just stay at home.
Anyone in self-isolation is advised to ask friends, family and delivery drivers to pick things up for you and drop them-off. You should put a sign outside telling people you are self-isolating and everything should be left on the floor outside your front door to avoid the risk of further infections.
Those who are self-isolating are still advised to stay away from their pets as much as possible and to wash their hands before and after touching them.
If you live in a house share and have to self-isolate, the advice is to stay in your room with the door closed and only emerge to use communal kitchens, bathrooms and living areas if absolutely necessary.
Who should self-isolate?
The government advises anyone returning from Category 1 areas (Hubei, Iran, Italy and Daegu or Cheongdo in South Korea), to go straight home and self-isolate, even if they don’t display any symptoms.
Travellers should use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.
Anyone returning from Category 2 areas should self-isolate and call 111 if they have Covid-19 symptoms. You can find the list of those places here.
Idris Elba has also tested positive, updating fans that he’s doing okay but is still ‘worried.’
Linda Lusardi and her husband Sam Kane have been hospitalised after suffering from coronavirus symptoms.
The global coronavirus death toll has now exceeded 10,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The US university – which has been compiling its data since the outbreak was first detected late last year – says the number of confirmed cases is fast approaching 250,000.
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