Testing is recommended for anyone with cold, influenza or COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones.
• Fever or chills
• New or worsening cough
• Shortness of breath (new or worsening)
• Sore throat and painful swallowing
• Stuffy or runny nose
• Loss of sense of smell or taste
• Muscle aches
• Fatigue (tiredness)
• Loss of appetite
• Nausea or vomiting
If an individual has no symptoms, they do not require a test. A healthcare provider may also decide whether a person requires testing.
You can use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to help determine if you need further assessment for COVID-19 testing by a healthcare provider or at a local collection centre. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.
It is also recommended that you contact your cancer care team and inform them of how you are feeling. Some symptoms may be a side effect of treatment. Your oncologist will know more.