Our handy guide below compares the symptoms of coronavirus against symptoms of a cold, flu, hayfever or asthma.
If you have coronavirus symptoms –do not attend DCG sites and ensure you follow the student or employee absence process as normal.
Any DCG student or employee testing positive for COVID-19 must report this to the DCG Health and Safety team immediately by filling out the Covid Positive report form.
If you think you have coronavirus and not sure what to do, use the NHS 111 online service to check what steps to take next - please do not go to a GP, pharmacy or a hospital.
symptoms range from mild to severe
gradual onset of symptoms
rapid onset of symptoms
|FEVER 37.8C or above||Common||Rare||Common||No||No|
(usually dry and continuous)
(wheeze and cough)
|SHORTNESS of BREATH||Sometimes||No||No||No||Sometimes|
|SORE THROAT||Sometimes||Sometimes||Common||'Itchy Throat'||No|
|ACHES and PAINS||Sometimes||Common||Common||No||No|