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COVID clarity

Got questions? Find answers

You may have questions as the COVID-19 situation continues to change. You can rely on healthdirect for up-to-date, trusted COVID-19 information.

Prepare your home for COVID

A checklist for how to set up your home, and what to buy, in case someone in your household gets COVID-19

When and how to get tested

Find out who should get a COVID-19 test, and whether you need a RAT or PCR test

What to do if you have COVID

The steps you need to take if you test positive to COVID-19, including contact tracing

How and where to isolate

The dos and don’ts of isolation and recovering from COVID-19 safely at home

Symptoms and seeking help

Learn about mild, moderate and severe COVID-19 symptoms, and when to seek medical advice

Treating symptoms at home

For most people, mild COVID-19 symptoms can be safely treated at home

Monitor your COVID symptoms

Know how to recognise severe symptoms that will need medical attention

Support for people with COVID

You may be eligible for help getting essential supplies and medicines delivered to you while you isolate

Your infectious period

Learn if you are still infectious while you are recovering from COVID-19, or if you are putting others at risk

Recovering from COVID

Find out when you can expect to recover from COVID-19 and return to normal activities

Understanding long COVID

Long COVID is where symptoms of COVID-19 remain, or develop long after your acute illness, and can last for weeks or sometimes months.

Protection from COVID

How to avoid catching COVID-19 including getting vaccinated, wearing masks and physical distancing

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