Please check the HSE website below for the most up-to-date information about COVID19 symptoms:  

Symptoms of COVID-19 -  

If you have any common symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus), self-isolate (stay in your room) and phone a GP straight away. Your GP will tell you if you need a free COVID-19 test.  


​​​​​​​Know the Symptoms of COVID-19 

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is important to know and recognise the symptoms of coronavirus (which includes the DELTA variant). 

Common symptoms of coronavirus include: 

  • a fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above). 
  • a new cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry. 
  • shortness of breath or breathing difficulties. 
  • loss or change in your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal 
  • Fatigue 
  • Aches and Pains 

Other uncommon symptoms of coronavirus include: 

  • sore throat 
  • headaches 
  • runny or stuffy noses 
  • feeling sick or vomiting 
  • diarrhoea 

    Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 can cause illness, ranging from mild to severe, and, in some cases, can be fatal. It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show. They can be similar to symptoms of cold and flu

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus), self-isolate (stay in your room) and phone your family doctor straight away to see if you need a free COVID-19 test.  



 Symptoms of COVID-19 - – comparing Covid-19, Colds and Flu