Getting tested for COVID-19 when you first experience symptoms is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through the community.
Following testing you will be required to maintain self-isolation until your results confirm the test is negative. If negative, the results will be sent to you by SMS and this can take up to 48 hours. If positive, you will be contacted directly by the health department and advised of the next steps.
If your result is positive you will be advised about what you need to do next.
You will be eligible for testing if you meet any of the following criteria:
- fever of 37.5 C or above
- fever in the last few days such as night sweats or chills
- loss of smell or taste
- sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath
- runny nose
- Anyone who has attended a hotspot visited by a confirmed case needs to be tested and quarantine until the result is known.
Testing is available at dedicated COVID clinics and also private pathology centres.
For all the up to date information about the COVID clinics please see our rolling banner on our home page or go to:
Healthy WA website: http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus
Further information can also be found on he Health department website: https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/~/media/Files/Corporate/general%20documents/Infectious%20diseases/PDF/Coronavirus/FAQ%20-%20COVID-19%20Clinics.pdf?fbclid=IwAR08_Ezflk-yHibZOir-jrAQoWxL067OQSWuL5H-wl_daS-PoYjGFGAXPw0
During these times of ongoing uncertainty we ask that you continue to be vigilant, adhere to social distancing, continue with good cough, sneeze and hand hygiene and remain kind to one another as we work towards keeping everyone in the community safe.