Managing COVID-19 at home with assistance from your general practice

A guide, action plan and symptom diary for patients

Having a phone and video consultation

Most people who test positive for COVID-19 will likely only experience mild symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment or hospitalisation, especially if fully vaccinated.

This guide assists COVID-19 positive patients to self-manage their symptoms at home, and is the patient complement to the GP resource Home-care guidelines for patients with COVID-19.

Patients should use the most relevant information in this guide to suit their needs.

Patients who want to talk to their GP about their results or any symptoms should make a telehealth appointment.

Patients who have a higher risk of adverse outcomes or more severe disease should speak with their GP about their positive result. You can find a list of factors that can increase risk of severe disease on the Department of Health’s website.

Provided under licence

This resource is provided under licence by the RACGP. Full terms are available on the licence terms page.
In summary, you must not edit or adapt it or use it for any   commercial purposes.
You must also acknowledge the RACGP as the owner.