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 only 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.
You’ll need to self-isolate, stay home and separate from others for at least 7 days. Find out more about how to self-isolate and to get the support you need.
Household members must also get tested and isolate. You should advise your friends, family and work contacts to monitor for symptoms.
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 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 you can leave isolation.