Tell cold, Covid and flu apart
WITH other winter bugs going around, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a cold or flu and Omicron.
Anyone who shows any Covid symptom should take a free PCR, which can be booked online.
Many symptoms overlap, but according to the NHS, cold symptoms come on gradually.
They can include: blocked or runny nose; sore throat; headaches; muscle aches; coughs; sneezing; raised temperature; loss of taste and smell.
Flu symptoms can include: a sudden fever; aching body; feeling tired or exhausted; dry cough; sore throat; headache; difficulty sleeping; loss of appetite; diarrhoea or tummy pain; feeling sick and being sick.
The main Covid symptoms are: high temperature; new, continuous cough; loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms should book a free PCR test.
The top five symptoms of Omicron if you have had two vaccinations are: runny nose; headache; fatigue; sneezing; sore throat.
Loss of appetite and brain fog are also common.