Isolate at home for 7 days
You and your household contacts must isolate at home for 7 days from the date you got tested, even if you are fully vaccinated. Self-isolation means staying in your home or accommodation and remaining separated from others. You can only leave self-isolation after 7 days if you do not have a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath. If you do have these symptoms, remain in isolation until 24 hours after your symptoms have resolved.
Tell your social contacts
You should tell any social contacts that you spent time with whilst infectious that you have tested positive.
Tell your workplace
Tell your workplace the date of your test, the date you got sick (if you have symptoms), and the days you were at work/school whilst infectious.
Look after yourself
Most symptoms can be managed with:
- Bed rest
- Regular paracetamol and ibuprofen to relieve pain and fevers
- Throat lozenges for a sore throat
- Keeping hydrated with regular sips of water.
Stay digitally connected with loved ones and your local health services.
Call your GP
Please contact your GP or call the NSW Health COVID-19 Care at Home Support Line on 1800 960 933 if you are considered to be at high risk of severe disease. People considered at high risk of severe disease include:
- Pregnant women
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (particularly those with underlying health conditions)
- Pacific Islander people
- Unvaccinated (16 years and over)
Continue to take any medications you have been prescribed as usual. If you are unsure about continuing to take your current medication or treatment, or have any concerns about your health, call your doctor.