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)