If you test positive for COVID-19, it is likely your symptoms will be mild and you can recover safely at home.
If you have no symptoms, or mild symptoms, this information and advice will help keep you and your loved ones safe. You should only call triple zero (000) or attend an emergency department if your symptoms are severe.
Isolate, stay home and separate from others until you are well. Find out more about how to isolate and get the support you need.
You should advise your friends, family and work contacts to monitor for symptoms. Household members should get tested.
If you have mild COVID-19 symptoms, manage your care at home with rest and over-the-counter medicines such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.
COVID-19 affects everyone differently. Understand the difference between mild, moderate and severe symptoms.
Use the Symptom Checker to know if you should seek medical help, including when to call triple zero (000).
The infectious period varies from person to person. Find out what you need to do before leaving isolation.
Last reviewed: December 2022