Information on getting tested for COVID-19, what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact, and exposure locations.
If you get tested and find out you have COVID-19, it is normal to feel worried or scared. Most likely you will have minor cold and flu-like symptoms and will recover safely at home.
To guide you through what happens if you have COVID-19, follow the steps below or download the fact sheet and look after yourself, your family and your community.
There are a few different tests for COVID-19. Find out what kind of test you should get if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
If you have completed a rapid antigen test and it shows you have COVID-19:
If you have completed a PCR test, you will receive:
You must stay home and isolate for 7 days.
Your 7-day isolation period starts from the day you receive the test result confirming you have COVID-19.
You must stay away from other people so you don’t give the virus to someone else.
For more information, download the ‘How to isolate at home when you have COVID-19’ fact sheet.
*Suitable accommodation means you can isolate away from others in a separate room, if possible, use a separate bathroom and not have physical contact with other people.
You may be moved to COVID-19 supported accommodation for your isolation period.
COVID-19 support accommodation allows people to safely and effectively isolate away from home and stop the spread of COVID-19 in community.
People are looked after and receive:
If you need to isolate away from home and want to plan what to bring, download the ‘What to pack and prepare’ fact sheet.
For housing support and advice, call the SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787
A ‘close contact’ is someone you have been around while you were infectious.
Think of people you:
For more information about testing and isolation requirements for close contacts, visit the close contacts webpage.
After you find out you have COVID-19 and have reported your RAT test results or received your PCR test result, you may receive a website link to a survey sent to your phone. Help us to help you. Answer questions about:
For more information, visit the managing your symptoms at home webpage.
For more Information, visit the SA Health COVID-19 positive advice webpage.