Symptoms: If you feel sick

An Easy Read fact sheet about COVID-19 symptoms, and feeling sick and what to do about it.

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symptom is a sign that you might be sick. You might:

  • see symptoms

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  • feel symptoms.

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The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • fever

Person with sore throat


  • scratchy or sore throat

Person coughing



  • cough

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  • runny nose

Person holding their chest



  • feeling short of breath

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  • loss of your sense of taste

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  • loss of your sense of smell.

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Most people who have these symptoms can do a rapid antigen test.

Anyone who is at risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 should contact their doctor to talk to them about what test they should get.


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