If you have any of the following symptoms, self-isolate and call your local Assessment Centre for screening and testing arrangements, even if you are fully-vaccinated. Your household members must also self-isolate, unless they are fully-vaccinated (it has been more than 14 days since their final COVID-19 vaccine dose). 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.
It is important that people with symptoms of COVID-19 get tested at the Assessment Centre. A rapid antigen test is not accurate enough for a COVID-19 diagnosis or a definitive negative result, and people with symptoms must continue to self-isolate until they receive a negative result from an Assessment Centre.
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, chills
- Cough or barking cough (croup)
- Shortness of breath
- Decrease or loss of sense of smell or taste
- Extreme tiredness, malaise, muscle aches (for adults)
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (for children)
Contacts of people who have COVID-19 should self-monitor for additional symptoms, compared to the general population. For more information, click here.