Mandatory testing and isolation for a positive COVID-19 infection is no longer required. Getting tested for COVID-19 when you first experience respiratory symptoms however is still very important for people at high risk of a severe infection. This will enable your GP to access anti-viral therapy if you meet the current eligibility criteria. A home rapid antigen test (RAT) is adequate for testing.
Eligibility for anti-viral therapy is constantly updated. Anyone with a chronic health condition may be considered at risk, especially if you are aged over 50 or you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or immunocompromised.
If your RAT is positive, make a Telehealth Appointment with your GP as soon as possible. Anti-viral treatment must be started in the first 5 days of an infection.
To reduce the risk of spreading any airborne infection, we ask that you continue to be vigilant, adhere to social distancing, continue with good cough, sneeze and hand hygiene, wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms and are out and about and remain kind to one another as we work towards keeping everyone in the community safe.