How to recognize Covid-19?
Last update 28.02.2022
Symptoms by which Covid-19 can be recognized
The symptoms of the disease manifest themselves in different ways in different people; however, the most common symptoms include:
- high temperature (fever);
- sore throat;
- severe headache;
- dry cough.
- shortness of breath (possible tightness in the chest);
- muscle pain;
- diarrhoea, nausea and runny nose.
These symptoms are usually mild and develop gradually. There are cases of people getting infected and not showing any signs of the disease.
If you experience mild symptoms:
- Stay at home and contact your GP;
- Everyone has an opportunity to be tested for Covid-19.
If you have a very high temperature, severe cough, and difficulty breathing, call 113 immediately.
If you have developed signs of a respiratory infection:
- Contact your doctor via phone and treat yourself at home.
- Do not visit public places or go to work during the period of your illness. This also applies to children with signs of an illness: do not take a child with symptoms to a pre-school institution.
- Everyone has the opportunity to be tested for Covid-19 for free.
- Limit your contact with family members as much as possible, in particular with persons over 60 years of age and persons with chronic illnesses or immunocompromised conditions (e.g. persons under immunosuppressive therapy).
- Turn away from other people when coughing or sneezing. Observe proper respiratory hygiene: cough and sneeze into a bent elbow or disposable tissue. Avoid coughing and sneezing into the palm of your hand.
- After coughing or sneezing, immediately wash or disinfect your hands and the surfaces that you touched beforehand (bathroom handles, faucet, sink, bin lid, etc.) Do this even if you didn’t cough into your palm.
- Wear a mask in all public spaces!