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Managing COVID-19 at home

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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.

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National Coronavirus Helpline

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

Monitoring symptoms

Treatment options

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Recovering and leaving isolation

Caring for someone

Local information and advice

For more information on what to do if you have COVID-19, visit your state or territory website:

Action plan and diary

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has developed a guide for people managing COVID at home. It includes a COVID-19 action plan and a diary that you can use to track your symptoms.

More about COVID-19

Visit healthdirect's COVID-19 information hub for more answers to questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus, including vaccinations and restrictions.

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Last reviewed: December 2021


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