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COVID-19 symptoms checker


Only people with COVID-19 symptoms need to get tested –

  • A high temperature
  • OR new, continuous cough
  • OR loss or change to sense of smell or taste

Use the NHS 111 online symptom checker if you’re not sure

SymptomsCovid-19
Mild to severe
Cold
Gradual onset
Flu
Rapid onset
Fever/high temperature (37.8 degrees C or above)CommonRareCommon
New coughCommon (usually dry and continuous, with no mucus or phlegm produced)SometimesCommon (usually dry)
Recent loss or change to sense of taste or smellCommonRareNo
FatigueSometimes (common in children)SometimesCommon
SneezingNoCommonNo
Aches and painsSometimesCommonSometimes
Runny or stuffy noseRareCommonSometimes
Sore throatSometimesCommonSometimes
DiarrhoeaRare (sometimes in children)NoSometimes (for children)
HeadachesSometimesRareCommon
Shortness of breathSometimesNoNo

 

This symptom checker is also available as a PDF to download or print.


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