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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL9689, tabled on 27 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish detailed guidance on the type of cough that should prompt a person to book a COVID-19 test.

Answered on

1 February 2021

The three main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature, a loss or change to sense of smell or taste and a new continuous cough. This means coughing for more than an hour or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.