If you test positive for COVID-19, it’s likely your symptoms will be mild and you can recover at home. If you have milder symptoms, staying home is safe – and keeps hospital beds free for those who are seriously unwell and need urgent medical treatment.
If your symptoms worsen, contact your GP or pharmacist, or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
If your symptoms are severe, get immediate help and call 000 if it’s urgent.
The Victorian Government’s Managing COVID-19 at Home webpage has important information about how to monitor your symptoms and get the right help. If you need a translator, call 1800 675 398 and dial 0.
If you have COVID-19 (or you are required to isolate and you have symptoms) you must isolate separately from the members of your household. For information on how to isolate effectively at home, and on hygiene, masks, ventilation and supports you can receive for food and other essential items, financial support and mental health challenges go to Managing COVID-19 at Home and scroll down the page. For more on what you need to do if you test positive, including isolating and telling your contacts, see your checklist. When you are at home with COVID-19 you may be contacted by a healthcare worker from the COVID Positive Pathways program to check you have the support you need.
And for information about COVID-19 care for children in your care, visit The Royal Children’s Hospital website.