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What to do if you have COVID

What to do if COVID positive

Most people who test positive for COVID-19 will experience mild symptoms that can be treated at home. Even if you have no symptoms, this information will help keep you and your loved ones safe.

It’s important to let anyone you’ve been in contact with know about your status. If your symptoms worsen or you’re concerned, contact your doctor.


What you need to know

If you get COVID-19, you should immediately isolate at home. In most states and territories, this is for 7 days but check your health department website for the latest advice.


If your symptoms are mild, you should be able to recover safely at home. Monitor and treat your symptoms, and test again before you finish your isolation period.


Notify anyone you recently had contact with so they can monitor for symptoms, including household contacts, family, friends and co-workers.


If you are aged over 65, are pregnant or have an ongoing health condition, contact your GP or local health service for advice.


If your symptoms get worse, use the COVID-19 Symptom Checker to see if you need medical help. If your symptoms become severe, call triple zero (000), or go to a hospital emergency department.

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Use the COVID-19 Symptom Checker to find out if you need to seek medical help.

Call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 at any time if you need advice.


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