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 manage their symptoms at home in collaboration with their general practice.

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.

An online version of this resource is available which has been adapted for people who do not require additional support from their GP while self-managing their illness at home. Practices may consider linking this and other patient resources from their practice website and sharing with patients who notify of a positive result but who do not require GP supervision.

Patients who want to talk to their GP about their results or symptoms should contact their general practice and make a telehealth appointment. 

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.