The symptoms of COVID-19 are very simlar to the symptoms of a common flu; fever, dry cough, tiredness and aches in bones and muscles. Some patients may experience symptoms from their digestive tract (abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea) although this is uncommon.
The contract tracing app Rakning C-19 is an important link in the chain of response to COVID-19. The app helps to analyse individuals’ travel and trace their movements when cases of infection or suspected infection arise.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management’s Contact Tracing Team can send you a request through the app, asking you to share your data with them.
The more people who download the app, the more useful the information that can be analysed from it. Rakning C-19 is available for Android and iOS devices and is open to all.
Those who do not have an Icelandic national ID number do not have to enter an ID number.
Stay at home and call 1700 or your health clinic where medical staff will be able to answer your questions and advise you on your next steps.
It is critical that you do not go to hospitals and clinics without specific instructions to do so by a healthcare professional.
Be careful to avoid close contact with the person in question as much as possible. Advise them to call 1700 or the local health clinic to discuss the symptoms and get advice on how to react.