Cardiff & Vale Test, Trace & Protect service are encouraging people aged between 18 and 29 to be alert to the wider symptoms of Covid-19 and get tested if they have any of these.
Cases of Covid-19 have been increasing steadily in the region with the majority affecting younger people, including the student population and those living in shared accommodation.
As this age group are less likely to have had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine it is especially important they stay alert and get tested if they show any symptoms.
The three cardinal symptoms of Covid-19 are a new persistent cough, fever, and/or a loss of taste or smell. If you have any of these symptoms you must get a test and self-isolate along with your wider household. This is in line with Welsh Government guidance.
Covid-19 can be milder in younger people. The Delta variant in particular can also cause a wider range of symptoms in its early stages. The Test, Trace, Protect service is encouraging people to also get tested if they have a wider range of symptoms that are new our unusual. These are fatigue, myalgia (muscle ache or pain), a sore throat, a headache, a runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea.
There are a few simple steps you can take to help keep yourself, friends and family safe.