• Fever or high temperature (Above 38C/100.4F) or feeling feverish or have chills
• Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Runny nose, nasal or sinus congestion or sore throat
• Loss of, or change in, sense of taste or smell
• Aches and pains or tiredness
• Nausea or vomiting or diarrhoea
Symptoms may present differently in different age groups and with different variants of the virus. Some symptoms may also be confused with common cold, hay-fever or flu. If you have any new symptoms, even if mild, self-isolate and arrange a COVID-19 test by either phoning your GP, booking online or going to a test centre.
This link can be used to book a test: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/testing/get-tested/
Self-isolation – (stay in your room). Self-isolation means staying indoors in a room on your own if possible, and completely avoiding contact with other people, including others in your household. Self-isolation is for people who have had a Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test that shows they have COVID-19 and also for people who are thought to have COVID-19, but are still waiting for a test or test result.
Restricting movement – (stay at home). Restricting movements means staying at home and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Restricting movement is for people who do not have signs of COVID-19 but who may be at higher risk of getting COVID-19 because they were exposed to a particular risk.
These guidelines do not include information for those who have recently returned from a designated state. Please see gov.ie for information for those returning from designated states.
If you are a health care worker, please refer to occupational health guidelines