Management and support after testing positive for COVID-19

Learn how to safely manage COVID-19 in NSW.

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Dealing with COVID-19


Antivirals and COVID-19

Antiviral treatments taken quickly after testing positive to COVID-19 can reduce the severity of infection, but are no substitute for vaccination.  

Understand frequently asked questions about antivirals


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Long COVID information

Find the 10 most reported symptoms of post-COVID syndrome and when to seek medical support.

How to know if you or a loved one has long COVID

Flu and COVID-19

Get a winter booster

An additional booster dose is now available for people aged 65 and over and people at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19.  

Get a flu vaccination

A flu vaccine is available and recommended for people aged 65 year and over, children aged 6 months to under 5 years old, Aboriginal people, pregnant women and people at higher risk of serious illness from flu.

Read more about free flu vaccinations for everyone in NSW aged over 6 months from June 1 2022.

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Managing COVID-19

Most people who test positive for COVID-19 will experience a mild illness and can safely manage their symptoms at home.

Tested positive? You must register your result with Service NSW to connect to care and support.

Self-isolate when you get a test, have COVID-19, arrive from overseas, are a household contact with symptoms, or at high risk of getting COVID-19.

If you live with someone who has COVID-19 or you are a close contact, follow these guidelines to help protect your loved ones and your community.

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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.
Children are less likely to have serious illness from COVID-19, but they can still transmit the virus to others.

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 Flu and 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). Choose Option 8 for free interpreting service.
  • 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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