Symptoms of Covid 19

You must only come into the Quaker Centre if you are well.

Please stay at home and get tested when you feel unwell, even if you think it is just a cold. The most common COVID-19 symptoms include headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever and cough, which are all common flu symptoms.   Even if you’re vaccinated, you can still catch Covid and your symptoms can feel a lot like a cold or the flu.   If you feel ill, always check by taking a quick and easy Lateral Flow Test.   Lateral Flow tests are extremely effective at telling whether or not someone is infectious at the point when symptoms develop.

The most common symptoms of covid-19 reported in 2021  have changed,

The information below is taken from the ZOE-COVID study on the symptoms of Covid-19.   This is the largest such study in the world, led by Kings College, London.

Most common covid symptoms in descending order of frequency
  Fully vaccinated Partially vaccinated Unvaccinated
1 Headache Headache Headache
2 Runny nose Runny nose Sore throat
3 Sneezing Sneezing Runny nose
4 Sore throat Sore throat Fever
5 Varied but not any of 3 classic symptoms Persistent cough Persistent cough

Persistent cough and fever are now less common.   While loss of taste and smell is also less common, it is still one of the most important predictors of testing positive for COVID-19, so it’s an important symptom to look out for.

People who had been vaccinated reported fewer symptoms over a shorter period of time, suggesting that they were falling less seriously ill and getting better more quickly.   And, of course, people who have been fully vaccinated are much less likely to develop coronavirus than those who haven’t been vaccinated.

Updated 1st November 2021