Coronavirus Symptoms | What To Do

COVID-19 Symptoms


Public Health advice is that anyone displaying the three Covid-19 symptoms, even if mild, should book a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test as soon as possible:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a fever or high temperature
  • or a change or loss of sense of taste or smell

Other Symptoms


In addition to the main three symptoms, local public health advise that a precautionary PCR test should be taken if an adult or child experience any wider symptoms which are new, persistent or unusual such as:

  • shortness of breath or wheezing
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle ache or pain
  • sore throat and/or hoarseness
  • persistent headache
  • runny or blocked nose
  • nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
 More information and resources:
If someone feels unwell, they should stay at home and take a PCR test. They should also book a PCR test if they’ve been in contact with someone who’s tested positive. 
You can book a PCR test here: 'Get a Covid Test'
Please check the Hackney Education's website for more information: Covid-19 information