Testing and what to do if you have COVID-19

How to get a test if you think you might have COVID-19, and what to do if you test positive.

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Getting a test for COVID-19 

Find free rapid antigen tests

Free rapid antigen tests are available at Service NSW locations and some community centres.

How COVID-19 testing works

Find out what to do before and after a test.

Which COVID test should I do?

Guidance on which test is best for you.

Information for people exposed to COVID-19

Understand your risk and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones. 

Symptoms and how it spreads

Learn about the symptoms of COVID-19, when they appear and how it spreads.

PCR tests

If you're at higher risk of severe illness, talk to your doctor about PCR tests.

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Managing your COVID-19 illness

What to do if you test positive

Advice on how you can safely manage mild symptoms at home.


Find out if you're eligible for antiviral medicines and how to access them.


Information on long-term symptoms you may experience due to  COVID-19, and where to seek support.

COVID-19 guidance for families

Advice for parents and carers on COVID safety in schools and early childhood education services.

Advice for workers

What to do if you test positive and information about returning to work.

Guidance for businesses

What you need to do as an employer to manage the risk to colleagues and customers.

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