The Latest Official List of Covid Symptoms

There are now a dozen official symptoms of Covid-19, the NHS has confirmed. While many of them are very similar to mild symptoms of other illnesses such as the common cold and the flu, others can be more intense and more difficult to treat.

People who have symptoms are advised to stay at home and “avoid contact with other people” if they have one or more symptoms of Covid-19 in addition to a high fever, or if they have one or more symptoms of Covid-19 and “do you feel not feeling well enough to go to work or go about your normal activities”. For the latest news on Covid-19, please visit the ‘Coronavirus’ page of our website.

Although a series of Covid restrictions were lifted in March 2022 and others lifted at the end of May 2022, the coronavirus is still present in communities across Wales – and the number of cases in the UK as a whole has been rising over the past few weeks.

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Experts believe the rise in positive coronavirus cases may be related to the long holiday weekend ahead of the Queen’s platinum anniversary. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that 989,800 people in private households had the virus in the week ending June 2 (the start of the four-day public holiday weekend), an increase of 35,900 from the previous figure of 953,900. week. You can read our full report on this here.

As the number of positive cases increases, it’s important that we know what symptoms to watch out for so we can avoid other people if we show symptoms — and help protect ourselves and others. While this is no longer a legal requirement, it is recommended by the NHS to keep people in the community safe.

The NHS also recommends that if we have symptoms, have a high temperature or don’t feel well enough to go to work or do our usual daily activities, we take extra care to avoid close contact with someone who is at higher risk. runs to be seriously ill from Covid-19 – such as the elderly or people with a suppressed immune system.

Complete List of Covid-19 Symptoms in Adults

Official NHS Symptoms List, 16th June 2022

  • a high temperature or shivering (shivering) – a high temperature means you feel warm when touched on your chest or back (you don’t need to take your temperature)
  • a new, persistent cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • a painful body
  • headache
  • a sore throat
  • a stuffy or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhea
  • feeling sick or being sick

Have you had Covid-19 and experienced other symptoms not on this list? Share in the comments to help others know what symptoms to watch out for.

Complete List of Covid-19 Symptoms in Children

The NHS says: “Children and young people aged 18 and under can get the coronavirus (Covid-19), but it is usually a mild illness and most get better within a few days.”

The list of symptoms for children is the same as the list of symptoms for adults:

  • a high temperature or shivering (shivering) – a high temperature means you feel warm when touched on your chest or back (you don’t need to take your temperature)
  • a new, persistent cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more fits of coughing in 24 hours
  • a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • a painful body
  • headache
  • a sore throat
  • a stuffy or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhea
  • feeling sick or being sick

What to do if your child has symptoms?

The NHS says: “Your child should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either: have a high fever [or] not feeling well enough to go to school, university, or daycare, or to go about their normal activities. They can go back to school, university, or daycare if they feel better or don’t have a fever.

“If your child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or mild cough, and is feeling well enough, they can attend school, college, or daycare.

“Encourage your child to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze, and to wash their hands after using or disposing of tissues. Most children who feel unwell recover within a few days with rest and a lot of moisture.”

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