COVID Information

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Common symptoms

Symptoms can include one or more of the following:

  • a new or worsening cough
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • a fever
  • temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath.

Less common symptoms may include:

  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • muscle pain or body aches
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • malaise — a general feeling of discomfort, illness or unease
  • chest pain
  • abdominal pain
  • joint pain
  • confusion or irritability.

These less common symptoms almost always occur with one or more of the common symptoms.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are like other illnesses that are much more common, such as colds and flu.

Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.

If you have any of these symptoms, contact us on +64 9 360 0377 or Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

While you have symptoms

  • Stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.
  • Call your doctor or Healthline and check if you should get tested.
  • Wash your hands often. 
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and disinfect shared surfaces often.
  • If health authorities tell you to self-isolate, do so immediately. If you are waiting for test results you will also need to self-isolate. 

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