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Symptoms of COVID-19

Main COVID-19 symptoms

Sore throat
Cold symptoms
Difficulty breathing
Bone and muscle aches
Abdominal pain,diarrhoea, vomiting
Sudden loss of sense of smell and taste

It is important that you immediately request testing no matter how mild the symptoms seem to be.

If you have symptoms or if you suspect that you are infected

Stay at home and register immediately for testing on My pages (Mínar síður) on Heilsuvera. If you do not have a Digital certificate, you can contact your local healthcare centre by telephone or contact the on call medical hotline 1700 or the Heilsuvera online chat. It is important that you conduct yourself as in isolation until you receive confirmation that you are not infected. You should not, under any circumstances, visit your healthcare centre, the LSH Emergency Unit or the Læknavaktin (out-of-hours medical assistance service) if you have symptoms.

If you suspect that someone close to you is infected

Take care to avoid close contact with the person in question. Advise the person in question to be tested and to remain in isolation until cleared.

You can protect yourself and others from infection by following these recommendations

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds each time with water and soap.
Disinfect your hands regularly with hand disinfectant, particularly if you come into contact with surfaces that many persons touch.
Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.
If you need to cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow or use a disposable handkerchief. This will prevent droplets on your hands. Take care that you do not cough or sneeze onto others.
Limit close contact with other people, such as handshakes and hugs.
Use a mask in locations where it is not possible to maintain social distancing guidelines. Masks are an important addition to personal infection prevention but do not replace hand washing and other infection prevention measures. Moist and dirty masks are of no use.
Avoid interacting with people who have flu symptoms.

Common surface areas should be cleaned more often, and/or disinfect your hands after cleaning surfaces such as:

Handrails and door handles/knobs
Counters and point of sale devices
Shared coffee dispensers and facilities in workplace cafeterias

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