Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 – COVID-19 Skip to content

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of smell or taste.

Less common symptoms are:

  • runny or blocked nose
  • muscle pain
  • joint pain
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • fatigue.

Symptoms can develop between two to 14 days after you are exposed to the virus.

Most commonly, symptoms develop five or six days after exposure.

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain or a severe fever, call triple zero (000).

Was this page helpful?

acknowledgement icon Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: March 19 2021

Skip to main content (function(h,o,t,j,a,r){ h.hj=h.hj||function(){(h.hj.q=h.hj.q||).push(arguments)}; h._hjSettings={hjid:1969728,hjsv:6}; a=o.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0]; r=o.createElement(‘script’);r.async=1; r.src=t+h._hjSettings.hjid+j+h._hjSettings.hjsv; a.appendChild(r); })(window,document,’‘,’.js?sv=’); ]]>