If you took the assessment before March 27th, please take it again.
Updates include more specific instructions for people who have returned to Canada in the past month or have higher risks associated with getting COVID-19.

COVID-19 self-assessment

If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.

Severe symptoms
If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.

This information is not intended to provide medical advice. If you have medical questions, consult a health practitioner.

Adapted from and with thanks to Alberta Health Services.

COVID-19 self-assessment

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Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • severe difficulty breathing (for example, struggling for each breath, speaking in single words)
  • severe chest pain
  • confusion (for example, unsure of where you are)
  • lost consciousness

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Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms (or a combination of these symptoms)?

  • fever
  • new cough
  • shortness of breath (even when you're not active)

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Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms (or a combination of these symptoms)?

  • muscle aches
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • runny nose

Symptoms in young children may also be non-specific (for example, lethargy, poor feeding).

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Do any of the following apply to you?

  • I am over 70 years of age
  • I have a condition that affects my immune system (for example, HIV/AIDS)
  • I have a chronic health condition (for example, diabetes, heart condition)
  • I am getting treatment that affects my immune system (for example, chemotherapy)

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Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?

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Has someone you are in close contact with tested positive for COVID-19?

For example, someone in your household or workplace?

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Are you in close contact with a person who is sick with new respiratory symptoms or who recently travelled outside of Canada?

Respiratory symptoms can include fever, cough or difficulty breathing.

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Please call 911 or go directly to your nearest emergency department.

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Based on your answers, contact either:
  • your primary care provider (for example, family doctor) for a phone or virtual assessment
  • Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 to speak with a registered nurse
Call volumes
Telehealth Ontario is experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as they can.

You must also self-isolate, which means:

  • only leave your home or see other people for critical reasons (like a medical emergency)
  • seek services over the phone or online or ask for help from friends, family or neighbours
  • do not go into a hospital or clinic to get a COVID-19 test unless you are asked to by a health care provider

Learn more about how to safely Opens in a new windowself-isolate to protect yourself and others in your community.

The majority of COVID-19 illnesses are mild. If you start to experience worsening symptoms, please visit your local emergency department. Call before you go and let them know you have used this self-assessment tool.

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You must self-isolate at home for 14 days after your symptoms began.

You must self-isolate, which means:

  • only leave your home or see other people for critical reasons (like a medical emergency)
  • seek services over the phone or online or ask for help from friends, family or neighbours
  • do not go into a hospital or clinic to get a COVID-19 test unless you are asked to by a health care provider

Learn more about how to safely Opens in a new windowself-isolate to protect yourself and others in your community.

You must also:

  • tell people you had close contact with to self-isolate if you interacted 2 days before your symptoms began
  • monitor your health for a full 14 days after your symptoms started

2 weeks after your symptoms started, practise physical distancing:

  • stay home as much as possible
  • go out for groceries and other essential errands once a week
  • keep a distance of 6 feet (2 metres) away from other people when out in public

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You must self-isolate at home for 14 days immediately after your return to Canada.

You must self-isolate, which means:

  • only leave your home or see other people for critical reasons (like a medical emergency)
  • seek services over the phone or online or ask for help from friends, family or neighbours
  • do not go into a hospital or clinic to get a COVID-19 test unless you are asked to by a health care provider

Learn more about how to safely Opens in a new windowself-isolate to protect yourself and others in your community.

After 2 weeks of no symptoms, practise physical distancing:

  • stay home as much as possible
  • go out for groceries and other essential errands once a week
  • keep a distance of 6 feet (2 metres) away from other people when out in public

Learn more about Opens in a new windowphysical distancing

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You must self-isolate at home for 14 days after close contact with a person with new respiratory symptoms.

You must self-isolate, which means:

  • only leave your home or see other people for critical reasons (like a medical emergency)
  • seek services over the phone or online or ask for help from friends, family or neighbours
  • do not go into a hospital or clinic to get a COVID-19 test unless you are asked to by a health care provider

Learn more about how to safely Opens in a new windowself-isolate to protect yourself and others in your community.

After 2 weeks of no symptoms, practise physical distancing:

  • stay home as much as possible
  • go out for groceries and other essential errands once a week
  • keep a distance of 6 feet (2 metres) away from other people when out in public

Learn more about Opens in a new windowphysical distancing

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You must self-isolate at home and monitor your health because you are part of an at-risk group.

You are in an at-risk group because you said one of the following applies to you:

  • are over 70 years of age
  • have a condition that affects your immune system (for example, HIV/AIDS)
  • have a chronic health condition (for example, diabetes, heart condition)
  • are getting treatment that affects your immune system (for example, chemotherapy)

You must self-isolate, which means:

  • only leave your home or see other people for critical reasons (like a medical emergency)
  • seek services over the phone or online or ask for help from friends, family or neighbours
  • do not go into a hospital or clinic to get a COVID-19 test unless you are asked to by a health care provider

Learn more about how to safely Opens in a new windowself-isolate to protect yourself and others in your community.

If you develop a new cough, fever or have difficulty breathing, call either your primary health care provider or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000

Call volumes
Telehealth Ontario is experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as they can.

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Adapted from and with thanks to Alberta Health Services.

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Self-assessment result

You must practise physical distancing.

This means:

  • stay home as much as possible
  • go out for groceries and other essential errands once a week
  • keep a distance of 6 feet (2 metres) away from other people when out in public

Learn more about Opens in a new windowphysical distancing.

Retake this assessment if you develop new symptoms or come into close contact with a person with respiratory symptoms.

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