This guide is for people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have mild to moderate symptoms.
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you must follow the instructions given to you by your local public health unit, health department, hospital or general practitioner (GP).
Most people with COVID-19 will recover without needing to go to hospital or any special treatment.
If you have no symptoms, or your symptoms are mild to moderate, it is usually safe for you to isolate and manage your symptoms at home. If you have risk factors for more severe disease you may be linked in with a hospital service or directly with your GP, nurse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner and the local public health unit.
Remember: It is normal for COVID-19 symptoms to change over time. Some people will have no symptoms and some people’s symptoms might become worse over a couple of weeks. This guide is designed to help you understand what to expect when you are diagnosed with COVID-19, and what to look out for so that you know if your COVID-19 is getting worse.
You will need to continue to monitor your own health as well throughout this time. To help you to monitor your health at home, you may think about buying a thermometer and a pulse oximeter to help you do this.
Do not wait for your health provider to contact you if you have symptoms that are causing you concern.