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What happens if you have COVID-19?
If you have COVID-19, you must self-isolate
for 7 days.
When you self-isolate, you must not:
- leave your house
- see other people
- have anyone visit your home.
But your carers and support workers can
still visit you in your home.
We have an Easy Read guide on our website about how to self-isolate.
Managing COVID-19 when you self-isolate
A symptom is a sign that you might be sick.
- 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.
When can you stop self-isolating?
You must self-isolate for 7 days.
You can stop self-isolating after 7 days if you
But if you still have any symptoms after
7 days, then you must keep self-isolating.
You can stop self-isolating 24 hours after
these symptoms are gone.
What if you need extra support?
If you need extra support for your symptoms,
you can call:
- your doctor
- NSW Health.
1800 960 933
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, you must tell them you have COVID-19.