Anybody who has any of the following symptoms should call their local Assessment Centre for additional screening and testing arrangements. You and everyone in your household should self-isolate immediately. Stay home until the person with symptoms gets a negative COVID-19 test result, is cleared by public health, or is diagnosed with another illness.

You can also take the COVID-19 self-assessment to know whether you should get tested. 

Symptoms range from mild – like the flu and other common respiratory infections – to severe. The most common symptoms include:

  • Fever and/or chills
  • Cough or barking cough (croup)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat, difficulty swallowing
  • Runny or stuffy/congested nose
  • Decrease or loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Headache, muscle aches, extreme tiredness
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea
  • Pinkeye (for adults)
  • Stomach pain (for adults)
  • Falling down often (for older adults)