Symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • fever - a temperature of 37.5˚C or higher
  • chills or night sweats
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • tiredness (fatigue)
  • difficulty breathing
  • headache
  • muscle pain (myalgia)
  • loss of sense of smell
  • distortion of sense of taste
  • nausea and vomiting
  • joint pain
  • loss of appetite
  • runny nose
  • acute blocked nose (congestion).

Check your symptoms using the Australian Government's Healthdirect website.

If you have symptoms

Make sure to take a test.

Symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu are sometimes similar.

Read more about influenza to learn about flu treatments and symptoms.

Even if you don't have COVID-19, you should stay home until your symptoms disappear.

Last updated: 10 August 2022

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Last updated: 10 August 2022