Home-care guidelines for patients with COVID-19

Updated guidelines for supporting patients in their home

COVID-19 Home care guidelinesThe 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 and practices should use the most relevant information in this guide to suit their, and their patient's, needs.

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.

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 guide for COVID-positive patients

General advice for the care of patients in residential aged care facilities is available in the addendum in the downloads section below.