COVID-19 close contact information

If you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you are at an increased risk of getting COVID-19. Close contacts include people living with or having spent a lot of time indoors with someone with COVID-19.

People with COVID-19 are considered infectious two days before their symptoms started, or two days before their positive COVID-19 test was taken if they have no noticeable symptoms.

The following information is general information and where applicable, workers should refer to your worksite specific policies and procedures.

If you are a close contact, there are important things you can do to reduce the risk to others:

  • Monitor for symptoms. If you get sick you should get tested and stay at home until you are well.
  • Defer visiting people at higher risk of severe illness or anyone in hospital. If you must visit, consider doing a rapid antigen test (RAT) before visiting. Follow facility specific policies and procedures.
  • Advise your employer that you are a close contact if you work in a high risk setting.

Following this close contact advice for at least 7 days will help to protect our community, in particular people at risk or with health vulnerabilities, while you are potentially infectious.