The symptoms of COVID-19 for children and young people are usually mild, and most will get better in a few days.
Some people might have COVID-19 but not have any symptoms at all, symptoms can include:
- a high fever
- a cough you haven’t had before
- losing your sense of taste or smell
- shortness of breath
- feeling tired or exhausted
- an aching body
- a headache
- a sore throat
- a blocked or runny nose
- loss of appetite
- feeling sick or being sick
The symptoms of COVID-19 can be really similar to other types of illnesses, like a cough or a cold. If you’re worried you might be sick, it’s important to tell an adult you trust.