What are the symptoms?
Common symptoms for COVID-19 include
- Difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
The incubation period is the time from when a person is first exposed until symptoms appear. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19. This is the longest known infectious period for this disease.
If you are unsure about your symptoms or have questions or concerns, contact HealthLinkBC (8-1-1) at any time.
If you do need to see a health care provider, call them ahead of time so they can arrange for you to be assessed safely. Wear a mask to protect others.
When seeing a health care provider, please tell them
- Your symptoms
- Where you have been travelling or living
- If you had direct contact with animals (for example, if you visited a live animal market)
- If you had close contact with a sick person, especially if they had a fever, cough or difficulty breathing