Avoid contact with others if you are unwell – this includes:

  • work
  • education
  • childcare
  • shopping centres
  • sporting events
  • social or religious gatherings.

Continue to follow measures that will help stop the spread. Practice good hygiene, keep 1.5 metres distance from others and stay at home if you are unwell.

Should I get tested for COVID-19?

People experiencing any of the following symptoms, should be tested for COVID-19 as soon as symptoms appear:

  • fever (a temperature of 37.5˚C or higher) or chills
  • cough
  • loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • tiredness (fatigue)
  • runny or blocked nose
  • shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
  • nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • headache
  • muscle or joint pain
  • loss of appetite

Call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency, such as having difficulty breathing at rest or chest pain.

How and where can I get tested?

Visit our Testing for COVID-19 page for information about testing and testing clinic locations.

If you have a negative test result

If you receive a negative test result, you should still stay at home and not attend work, school or childcare until you are feeling well again.

If you have a positive test result

It is important that you follow health advice.

If you have received a positive result for COVID-19, visit the information about a positive result for COVID-19 page for information about what to do.