Updated guidelines for supporting patients in their home
The Prime Minister’s announcement urging people to contact their GP after returning a positive COVID-19 test result is placing extra strain on GPs and their teams.
The RACGP’s Home-care guidelines for patients with COVID-19 provides detailed guidance on managing patients at home, however, not all patients will require high levels of care as outlined in this resource.
Information in this document should be used to support any local or other more contemporaneous advice, such as the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce guidelines and HealthPathways.
Practices should use the most relevant information in this guide to suit their patient and practice needs.
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. The majority will be able to self-manage their illness by referring to the RACGP’S patient guide on Managing COVID-19 at home with assistance from your general practice.