The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to common illnesses such as a cold or influenza. You may have one or more of the following:
- a new or worsening cough
- fever (at least 38˚C)
- shortness of breath
- a sore throat
- sneezing and runny nose
- temporary loss of smell.
Some people may present with less typical symptoms such as only: fever, diarrhoea, headache, myalgia (muscle pain), nausea/vomiting, or confusion/irritability.
Symptoms can take up to 14 days to show after a person has been infected. The virus can be passed onto others before they know they have it – from up to two days before symptoms develop.
Covid Testing is free. It’s not painful but does feel a bit unusual as we take the swab from the back of your nose. Once you’ve had your test it is important to go straight home and self-isolate until your results come through. If your test is positive, you will be contacted promptly by phone.
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