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Common symptoms of coronavirus.

What to do if your child is unwell - contact school to discuss symptoms, an unwell child should not attend the setting.

There are many illnesses that can give rise to concern. Please contact your GP or NHS111 if you are worried; or call 999 if seriously unwell.

Summary of the common symptoms of coronavirus. A test is needed for anyone who has one of the most common symptoms of the virus:

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to 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

Any one of the above symptoms gives reason for high level of suspicion for COVID-19.