What you should do

If you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you are at increased risk of getting COVID-19.

There are simple steps you can take to reduce the risk to others:

  • Monitor for cold and flu symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever). If you get sick, you should test and stay home.
  • Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) may help you to identify the infection early.

Other recommendations

  • Avoid contact with people who are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
  • It is recommended you don’t visit people at high risk of severe illness, anyone in hospital, or an aged or disability care facility.
  • Wear a mask indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
  • Avoid large or crowded indoor gatherings.

If you develop symptoms

If you develop symptoms it is recommended that you stay at home and test for COVID-19 with a RAT to limit the spread of infection.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you should register your result online. This will help those more at risk of becoming seriously ill to access support, including anti-viral treatments which are most effective when taken within five days of symptoms first starting.

Even if you get a negative COVID-19 test, stay at home until you no longer show symptoms so you don’t infect other people.

Find out what to do if you test positive for COVID-19.

Last updated: 11 November 2022

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Last updated: 11 November 2022