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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.
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A checklist for how to set up your home, and what to buy, in case someone in your household gets COVID-19
Find out who should get a COVID-19 test, and whether you need a RAT or PCR test
The steps you need to take if you test positive to COVID-19, including contact tracing
The dos and don’ts of isolation and recovering from COVID-19 safely at home
Learn about mild, moderate and severe COVID-19 symptoms, and when to seek medical advice
For most people, mild COVID-19 symptoms can be safely treated at home
Know how to recognise severe symptoms that will need medical attention
You may be eligible for help getting essential supplies and medicines delivered to you while you isolate
Learn if you are still infectious while you are recovering from COVID-19, or if you are putting others at risk
Find out when you can expect to recover from COVID-19 and return to normal activities
Long COVID is where symptoms of COVID-19 remain, or develop long after your acute illness, and can last for weeks or sometimes months.
How to avoid catching COVID-19 including getting vaccinated, wearing masks and physical distancing
Use the COVID-19 Symptom and Antiviral Eligibility 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.