How to tell the difference between Omicron and the common cold
Now free testing has come to an end in England, fewer people will be able to access regular Covid tests to detect the virus.
While sourcing a test is the only way to know for certain if you are Covid-positive, there are a number of other possible ways to identify your illness.
Australian Medical Association vice president Chris Moy claims that some symptoms are a stronger indication of COVID-19 as opposed to other respiratory infections.
He said: “A high fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea, diarrhoea and a loss of taste or smell without a blocked nose are more aligned with COVID-19 than a sore throat, runny nose or cough.”