Managing COVID-19 at home

An Easy Read fact sheet about Managing COVID-19 at home.

How to use this fact sheet

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The NSW Government wrote this fact sheet. 


When you see the word ‘we’, it means the NSW Government. 

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We have written this fact sheet in an easy to 
read way. 

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We explain what these words mean.

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What happens if you have COVID-19?

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If you have COVID-19, you don't have to self-isolate.

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But you should stay home if you can, so you don’t infect other people.

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Avoid big gatherings and indoor places where it's crowded.

Patient and carers

 

Don’t visit people who might get very sick from COVID-19.

For example, don't visit anyone in:

  • hospital
  • aged care
  • disability care.
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If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you can still register your result on the Service NSW website.

This will help you access medical support.

Managing COVID-19 symptoms at home

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A symptom is a sign that you might be sick. You might:
 

  • see symptoms
  • feel symptoms.
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You might have symptoms including:

  • a fever
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  • a cough
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  • a sore throat 
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  • a runny nose.
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You might feel very tired.

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You might find it hard to breathe.

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You might lose your sense of:

  • taste
  • smell.
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There are things you can do to feel better
when you have these symptoms.

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You can: 

 

  • stay in bed and rest
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  • take pain medicine, like paracetamol or ibuprofen
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  • suck on a throat lozenge
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  • sip water during the day.

What if you need extra support? 
 

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If you need extra support for your symptoms, 
you can call:

  • your doctor
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  • NSW Health.


1800 960 933

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Call Triple Zero if you:


 

  • can’t breathe

 

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  • can’t stand up
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  • feel pressure or pain in your chest that lasts more than 10 minutes
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  • feel dizzy or confused.
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  • When you call Triple Zero, let them know you have COVID-19. 
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You can call the Service NSW 
COVID-19 Helpline.

 


13 77 88

 

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For more advice on how to stay safe and prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including COVID-19, visit nsw.gov.au

 

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