Dealing with COVID-19
Antivirals and COVID-19
Antiviral medicines taken quickly after testing positive to COVID-19 can reduce the severity of infection, but are no substitute for vaccination.
Flu and COVID-19
Get a winter booster
An additional booster dose is now recommended for people aged 50 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.
Most people who test positive for COVID-19 will experience a mild illness and can safely manage their symptoms at home.
Self-isolate when you get a test, have COVID-19, are a household or close 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.
Contacts and enquiries
- 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
- Call the NSW Health Flu and COVID-19 Care at Home Support Line on 1800 960 933