In Queensland, anyone who has fever (or history of fever) OR acute respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) should be tested.
Children may also experience other symptoms, such as runny nose, headache, loss of smell, loss of taste, nausea or vomiting, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue, diarrhoea, or a loss of appetite. Symptoms can vary depending on each case.
If your child has any symptoms, you can visit your nearest COVID-19 testing centre or ‘fever clinic’.
If you are unsure, or if your child has a sudden onset of any COVID-19 symptoms, you should contact your local doctor, hospital Emergency Department, or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Before going to your GP clinic, please call ahead and tell them about your child’s symptoms so they can prepare for your visit.
If you’re visiting your local Emergency Department or Fever Clinic there is no need to call ahead.