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What to do if you have COVID

What to do if you have COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, it is likely your symptoms will be mild and you can recover at home. This information and advice will help keep you and your loved ones safe.


Managing COVID-19

National Coronavirus Helpline

If you need information or advice on COVID-19 or COVID vaccines, call the Australian Government's National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

COVID-19 symptoms

Getting tested

Travel and restrictions

Groups at higher risk

COVID-19 in pictures

COVID-19 in pictures

Helpful infographics and videos explaining how COVID-19 works and how you can help avoid getting infected and spreading the virus to others.


Understanding pandemics

More information

Department of Health

Visit the Department of Health's website for the latest alerts on COVID-19 in Australia.

States or territories

Advice related to COVID–19 may differ between states and territories. Go here for links to local information.

Other languages

COVID-19 resources in other languages are available from the Department of Health, as well as from the ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic and WA health departments.

Information is also available in Aboriginal languages (NT).

Global updates

The World Health Organization's (WHO) website provides global updates, statistics and research.

Information for health professionals

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) provides COVID-19 information for GPs and their patients.

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Last reviewed: January 2022

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