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Now I’ve gone back to school I think I got a cold because I’ve got a runny nose and I had a sore throat but it has mostly recovered now. I don’t think it is corona virus because I can still taste and smell things but should I get a COVID test?
Symptoms of coronavirus that means you need to isolate and get a test are:
New continuous cough
Change in taste and/or smell
This really helped me when I was feeling a bit sick and differentiate between cold, flu and covid.
It’s quite hard to get a test now, my parents have been showing symptoms, but unless they travel 60+ miles one way to a Welsh test site, they can’t get tested. It’s also been more than 5 days now since they reported it and most NHS sites won’t test you unless it’s the first 1-5 days of symptoms. If you have any concerns then self isolate, but I think you’ll be fine. Could always consult your pharmacist on how to manage your symptoms?
If you have symptoms of Covid, you can get tested otherwise you just have to go about your day as normal, drinking lots of fluids, resting more, taking paracetamol if need be and doing whatever self care you do when you normally get ill.