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Quick read: Symptoms and when to get help

COVID symptoms and when to get help

Learn about mild and moderate COVID-19 symptoms, which you can usually treat at home. Some people may not even realise that they have COVID-19.

Click on the link at the bottom of this page for a list of all the common COVID-19 symptoms. If you’re not sure what to do, use the Symptom Checker.

What you need to know

Mild symptoms that can usually be managed at home, can include a runny nose, sore throat, cough, aches and pains, headache, fever (high temperature) and tiredness.

Vaccinated people who are normally healthy will mostly likely have a combination of these mild symptoms and not need medical help.

Symptoms in children and babies are typically milder than those in adults. Some infected kids may not even show any signs of being unwell.

Symptoms will typically last for around 5-7 days. They may change throughout your illness as the virus passes through your body.

Some symptoms may last longer, and it may take a few weeks before you feel you feel well enough to resume normal activities.


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