New Covid Symptom

Today the government have announced a new symptom that is experienced by a number of people with coronavirus - anosmia.

Anosmia is the complete loss of your sense of smell and/or taste. It has now been included along with persistent cough, and temprerature above 37.8 degrees as suggesting you may have coronavirus.

As such, if you experience a loss of taste and or smell (even with no other symptoms) you should:

New Testing Rules

From today, any person aged 5 years and above displaying symptoms of coronavirus can request testing (see our coronavirus page for more information on testing) . Those symptoms are:

  • A temperature of 37.8 or higher
  • A new persistent cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

Published: May 18, 2020