Information about a positive result for COVID-19

If you have received a positive result for COVID-19, below you will find information about what to do.

For the community

If you receive a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test result, you will receive several phone calls from different people working together to support you.

These calls will include:

  • notification of your test result
  • a public health official from Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) in SA Health will help identify your close contacts
  • the GP Risk Assessment Team will assess what support you will need during your isolation, and if you can isolate at home
  • regular physical and mental wellbeing checks.

If you would like more information about what to do when you receive a positive result, please read the following:

For health professionals

If your patient receives a positive test result, the GP Risk Assessment Teamwill notify you about taking over care of one of your patients.

They will also then call your patient to assess what support they will need during isolation. After this assessment, the GP Risk Assessment Team will be in contact with you to hand over the care of your patient or develop a care plan for their ongoing care throughout their isolation.

If you would like more information about what to do when your patient receives a positive result, see: