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
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
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 your test confirms whether you are positive or not.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms you should:
- Call your local health service
- Ensure that you take a PCR test
- Pay special attention to hygiene and cleaning
Wear a CE-marked face mask if in exceptional cases, you have to break isolation for a short period of time, e.g. if you have to get tested.
Remember that you must not use public transport.
You should telephone your local health service:
- If you have COVID-19 symptoms and feel very unwell
- If you are worried or unsure
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, getting tested 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.