Management and support after testing positive for COVID-19

Learn how best to safely manage COVID-19 in NSW.

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Managing COVID-19

Most people can now use a rapid antigen test (RAT) result to confirm they are positive for COVID-19.
Self-isolate when you get a test, have COVID-19, arrive from overseas, are a household contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, or at high risk of getting COVID-19.
Tested positive? You must register your result with Service NSW to connect to care and support.
Self-isolation is an important way to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Your mental wellbeing is important. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, you’re not alone. There are services that can support you through these difficult times.
Support if you can't earn an income because you or someone you’re caring for has to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19

Find a testing clinic

If you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, take a rapid antigen test and self-isolate straight away.

Find a clinic near you

Contact tracing has changed

There are new rules for testing, isolation and close contacts, with changes to how cases and contacts are notified.

Understand the changes

Need help now?

Contacts and enquiries

  • Call the NSW Health COVID-19 Care at Home Support Line on 1800 960 933
  • Call Service NSW 7am - 7pm, Monday - Friday and 9am - 5pm on weekends and public holidays: 13 77 88
  • Call the National Coronavirus Helpline
    1800 020 080 (24-hour help line)
  • Use the HealthDirect Coronavirus Symptom Checker

Assistance and support

  • Coronavirus Disability Information Helpline – information and referrals for people with disability, phone 1800 643 787

  • Translating and Interpreting Services –  free help in your language, phone 13 14 50 

  • Easy Read COVID-19 guide


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