The advice around close contacts has changed. If you think you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to restrict your movements or self-isolate.
- watch out for symptoms of COVID-19 - it can take up to 14 days after you are infected for symptoms to show
- take extra care to follow the advice on protecting others from COVID-19, in case you have the virus
If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you do not need to do a COVID-19 test unless you are a healthcare worker.
If you are a healthcare worker living with someone who has COVID-19, do 3 antigen tests over 7 days. You do not need to restrict your movements.
People at higher risk
If you are at very high risk or high risk of serious illness from COVID-19, you should take extra care to watch out for symptoms. For example, if you have a weak immune system.
If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, get a PCR test as soon as possible.
Testing for COVID-19
If you chose to do an antigen test at home and it is positive, you should self-isolate even if you do not have symptoms.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you need to self-isolate.
Certain groups of people with symptoms should get a COVID-19 test.
Children in school
You can request free antigen tests for your child if there are cases of COVID-19 in their class.
Your child's school principal or childcare facility manager can tell you how to request these.
Last updated: 22 March 2022 at 4pm