The common symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to symptoms from a cold or the flu:
- Dry cough
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of sense of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
Some people can experience different symptoms, e.g. nausea and vomiting.
The symptoms can vary from person to person and whether you have a fever or not, does not determine whether you have COVID-19 or not
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must assume that you are infected with the coronavirus and act accordingly until you are recovered.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms you should:
- Pay special attention to hygiene and cleaning
If you are at particular risk of becoming serious ill, you are advised to get a PCR test. If you are not at particular risk, you are advised to take a self-test (antigen test).
Remember to wear a face mask if you need to break isolation briefly.
You should call your local health service, if your symptoms get significantly worse during isolation in the home.
You should call your local health service, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are at particular risk of becoming serious ill. Read here to learn about risk groups.
The health service personnel will assess whether you should be tested and immediately examined by them. If the health service personnel assess that it is required, you will be offered an examination on the same day. The health service personnel will inform you how and where the examination shall take place.
When you are vaccinated, you must follow the same infection prevention recommendations that everyone else follows. In other words, you should take action if you develop COVID-19 symptoms, including isolating and paying attention to hygiene and cleaning.
This is because the vaccines are not 100% effective and there is therefore a small risk that you can be infected by COVID-19 even though you are vaccinated. In addition, it is not yet documented whether the vaccination prevents the vaccinated person from carrying the virus and subsequently spreading it to others without having any symptoms.