COVID-19 Symptoms, Testing & Reducing Your Risk

Symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild — like the flu and other common respiratory infections — to severe. Visit the Province's COVID-19 website for a list of symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms

Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Northumberland

NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Northumberland Hills Hospital, 1000 DePalma Drive, Cobourg
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
By appointment only. Call 905-377-7783

Trent Hills COVID-19 Testing Centre

Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 146 Oliver Road, Campbellford
Open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
By appointment only. Call 705-395-1801

COVID-19 testing is also available through local hospital Emergency Departments, on an emergency basis. Do not wait to seek medical attention, if needed.

When to get tested

Get tested if you:

  • Have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus.
  • Have been involved in an outbreak setting.
  • Have had a health care provider tell you to be tested.

Tips for remaining healthy

Safe and effective vaccines will help protect us against COVID-19Learn about Ontario’s three-phased plan for first doses. 

There are also everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like COVID-19, including:

  • maintain physical distancing - keep a minimum distance of two metres (six feet) from other people outside of your household, wherever possible.
  • wash hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds (or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available). 
  • sneeze and cough into your sleeve.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • avoid handshakes
  • Wear a face mask or face covering as directed, especially when physical distancing may be a challenge. Face masks or coverings minimize the spread of infection when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • stay home if sick, and
  • self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if you experience symptoms and/or have come in contact with someone with COVID-19

Stay informed

Residents are encouraged to stay informed by regularly reviewing credible sources of information.

Take the Government of Ontario’s online