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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.


Just diagnosed

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

Support services

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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