If you are a close contact of COVID-19

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.

You should:

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.

Information:

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.

Read more about testing for healthcare workers

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.

Read more about testing for COVID-19

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you need to self-isolate.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

What to do if your child has symptoms of COVID-19

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.

Read about when to keep your child at home from school or childcare

Last updated: 22 March 2022 at 4pm