COVID19 Notification - Non Operational Staff(external link)

The question everyone has right now if they experience the slightest of cold or flu symptoms is: Is it COVID-19?

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature (at least 38°C)
  • shortness of breath.
  • sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose 
  • temporary loss of smell 
  • altered sense of taste
  • body aches.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. 

Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.

Some people may present with less typical symptoms such as fever, diarrhoea, headache, myalgia (muscle pain), nausea/vomiting, or confusion/irratability.

Symptoms can take up to 14 days after infection to show. The virus can be passed on to others before you know it - from up to two days before symptoms develop.

If you are unwell, stay home!

Stay home until you have been well for a whole day, then you can return to work or station.

Information about sick leave and special leave for isolation is available here.

If you are in a brigade or have been on station, follow the procedure G2 SOP-C COVID-19 COVID-like or flu-like illness in the brigade or on station

If you are feeling following your COVID-19 vaccination and need to take leave, this will be treated as sick leave unless your manager has agreed to alternative leave.

Sick leave

Information about sick leave if you get COVID-19 or need to isolate due to illness or exposure