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Covid symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus? This BBC video seems particularly useful Government site with comprehensive Coronavirus information BBC link to a visual guide of the difference in symptoms


These are the government's main symptoms for Coronavirus-

  • 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

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.


The main symptoms of Covid-19 appear to be different to a common head cold which is often typified by runny nose, blocked nose, sneezing, headache etc.