What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The government has updated its description of the symptoms caused by COVID-19 to include the loss or change in your normal sense of smell or taste.  

The World Health Organisation (opens new window) has said the most common symptoms are a dry cough, fever, and tiredness, but some people may also experience aches and pains, nasal congestion, a runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Symptoms tend to emerge around five days after catching the virus, although estimates suggest it could be up to 14 days after.