As universal testing ended throughout the weekend, the NHS has updated its list of official Covid symptoms. The health service quietly extended the list of official symptoms on Friday afternoon after it remained unchanged for the two years the pandemic had spread throughout the country.
Previously, only three symptoms were listed on the NHS website: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to smell and taste.
These symptoms were first posted at the start of the pandemic and had remained unchanged until now. But with new variants continuing to pop up all over the world, the list has now been updated with nine extra symptoms listed, the Mirror reports. Read more: New Omicron Covid variant XE found in the UK, experts confirm The new list of symptoms still include the previous three, but now also includes: The new list greatly expands on the former three symptoms after people have reported new symptoms throughout the past few months which often did not include ones listed on the NHS website.
After listing the symptoms, the NHS website highlights: “The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.” While people who experienced any of the symptoms listed on the NHS website, "even if mild", they were advised to get tested as soon as possible.