Register a positive rapid antigen test result
Protection through registration
People who test positive using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test at home must register with Service NSW when they get their result. This helps people:
- quickly understand their relative level of risk
- access support from NSW Health
You must register your result with Service NSW if you test positive to COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test in another state or territory and have returned home to NSW to self-isolate.
You do not need to register if you've had:
- a negative or invalid rapid antigen test result
- a positive PCR test in the 28 days before your positive rapid antigen test.
Customers who need help with registering their result can call Service NSW on 13 77 88.
Do not visit a Service NSW centre.
If you test positive to COVID-19, follow the NSW Health advice on managing COVID-19 safely at home and self-isolate.
What to do if you test positive to COVID-19
If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you are a confirmed COVID-19 case.
You must immediately self-isolate for 7 days from the date of your positive test and follow the advice for people testing positive to COVID-19 and managing COVID-19 at home.
Read more about self-isolation.
You should tell any social, work or education contacts you’ve spent time with in the 48 hours before testing positive to COVID-19.
From 6pm on Friday 22 April, household and close contacts who don’t have symptoms do not need to self-isolate. They must follow the NSW Health household and close contacts guidelines for 7 days from the most recent date someone in your household tested positive for COVID-19.
People who are not household or close contacts that you have spent some time with should follow the information for people exposed to COVID-19.
How is my test registration data stored?
Details submitted to Service NSW are stored securely and according to Australian and NSW government privacy legislation.
Any information transferred to NSW Health may be retained for more than 28 days in accordance with public health orders.
To protect customers' privacy, data is restricted to authorised personnel in Service NSW and NSW Health.
Regulatory bodies do not have access to any customer or health details.