What to do if I test positive
Most people who test positive to COVID-19 will be able to safely recover at home. Find out about what steps you should take and how you can access support.
COVID-19 affects everyone differently. While some people may have no symptoms or mild symptoms, others may become very ill.
Most people with COVID-19 will have mild to moderate symptoms (and some may not have any symptoms), which means they will be able to safely manage their COVID-19 symptoms at home.
It is very important to monitor the symptoms when you or someone you care for tests positive for COVID-19, particularly if you feel that your symptoms are getting worse.
While isolating at home, you can access health support via the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 (available 24 hours, 7 days) or your usual GP.
The National Coronavirus Helpline will provide information and advice on managing your condition and when and where to seek help. You will also receive a text message with a link to the healthdirect COVID-19 Symptom Checker and other online digital tools to support your recovery at home. If your COVID-19 symptoms worsen, you will be supported to access additional care.
Most children with COVID-19 will only experience a mild illness or will have no symptoms at all and can safely remain at home without the need for medical support.
For those who need extra care, COVIDKids is a dedicated South Australian service for children and young people with COVID-19, managed by specialist staff at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Find more information about caring for a child with COVID-19.
If you are pregnant and COVID-19 positive and booked in to give birth at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Lyell McEwin Hospital or Flinders Medical Centre, you will be cared for at your booked hospital.
Flinders Medical Centre will continue to provide care to COVID-19 positive pregnant women from regional areas and the private sector as required.
Find more information about pregnancy and COVID-19.
If you have an existing health condition that you receive support for, please discuss this with your GP and they will be able to discuss your treatment options.