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What happens if you have COVID-19?
If you have COVID-19, you don't have to self-isolate.
But you should stay home if you can, so you don’t infect other people.
Avoid big gatherings and indoor places where it's crowded.
Don’t visit people who might get very sick from COVID-19.
For example, don't visit anyone in:
- aged care
- disability care.
If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you can still register your result on the Service NSW website.
This will help you access medical support.
Managing COVID-19 symptoms at home
A symptom is a sign that you might be sick. You might:
- see symptoms
- feel symptoms.
You might have symptoms including:
- a fever
- a cough
- a sore throat
- a runny nose.
You might feel very tired.
You might find it hard to breathe.
You might lose your sense of:
There are things you can do to feel better
when you have these symptoms.
- stay in bed and rest
- take pain medicine, like paracetamol or ibuprofen
- suck on a throat lozenge
- sip water during the day.
What if you need extra support?
If you need extra support for your symptoms,
you can call:
- your doctor
- NSW Health.
Call Triple Zero if you:
- can’t breathe
- can’t stand up
- feel pressure or pain in your chest that lasts more than 10 minutes
- feel dizzy or confused.
- When you call Triple Zero, let them know you have COVID-19.
You can call the Service NSW
For more advice on how to stay safe and prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including COVID-19, visit nsw.gov.au