What to do if I test positive for COVID-19
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.
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.
Common COVID-19 symptoms include:
As with all viruses, your child is more at risk if they have other medical conditions such as asthma, obesity, diabetes; inflammatory bowel disease or they are immune-compromised.
When caring for your child at home, it’s recommended you:
You can access health support via the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 (available 24 hours, 7 days) or your usual GP.
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. Your GP will assist you with referring children to this service.
If your child is displaying any of the following symptoms or signs, please call Triple Zero (000)
COVIDKids is a referral only service that gives children, young people and their carers direct access to experienced paediatric nurses and doctors at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital who can provide extra support to those who need it.
The expert COVIDKids team will virtually assess children with COVID-19 and offer support and medical advice to families in their own home.
For more information, visit the Women’s and Children’s Hospital COVIDKids website.