Home-care guidelines for adult patients with mild COVID-19

Supporting patients in their home

Managing patients

People who test positive for COVID-19 are most likely to only experience mild symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment or hospitalisation.

The RACGP has developed this guide for GPs to support them in providing home-based care in a private residential home (including public or community housing) for adult patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

This document is generic, interim guidance for GPs and should be used to support any local or other more contemporaneous advice, acknowledging that in this rapidly changing pandemic environment, uncertainties remain in our understanding of the spread of COVID-19 and its management.

A guide, action plan and symptom diary is available to share with patients.