What to do if you think you have a COVID infection

If you think you have an infection due to COVID 19 then you need to consider the following:

  • you may have mild, moderate or severe symptoms
    • this may vary from sore throat, fever, aches and pains
    • it might include being very unwell, chest pain and shortness of breath
    • if you are really unwell you may need to consider going to hospital
  • you need to get tested
    • How to get a Rapid Antigen Test?

      • can be purchased at pharmacies and supermarkets

      • Tas Dept of Health also has these available
        • RAT kits are available at no cost for anyone who:
          • has cold and flu-like symptoms
          • has been identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 confirmed case
          • has been directed by Public Health to use a RAT.
          • Don Medical Clinic has access to a limited number of public funded RAT tests if you cannot source one elsewhere
    • If eligible you can register for a RAT kit via the online registration form. A SMS (text) will be sent confirming where you can collect. This message will need to be displayed on arrival inorder to collect the RAT kit.

      if you test positive make sure you record this result -->
      • Notification to Tasmania Department of Public Health ---> RECORD RESULT-THS
      • (Public health will notify our practice of any positive results once you register)
    • options for care
  • if you are positve then you need to isolate --> Department of Public Health with contact you and work out what sort of support you need this might be COVID@home
  • What to do if I am postive
  • Tested positive fact sheet
  • close contacts
  • The Tasmania Government has establish the COVID@Home program
  • If you have any queries then please email our practice - CONTACT US