Self-care at home for COVID-19 patients
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 provided by the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) assists COVID-19 positive patients to self-manage their symptoms at home: https://www.racgp.org.au/clinical-resources/covid-19-resources/patient-resources/managing-mild-covid-19-at-home
If COVID-19 positive patients wish to discuss their results or symptoms, they should make a telehealth appointment with their GP.
**REMEMBER, CALL 000 IMMEDIATELY IF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS BECOME WORSE OR SEVERE.**
You can find a list of factors that can increase risk of severe disease on the Department of Health’s website https://www.health.gov.au/health-alerts/covid-19/advice-for-groups-at-risk/risk-factors-for-more-serious-illness.