If you test positive for COVID-19, it is recommended that you isolate for at least 5 days, even if you only have mild symptoms, starting at Day 0. This includes if you have had COVID-19 before. Day 0 is the day your symptoms started, or when you tested positive, whichever came first.
Some people can still be infectious after 5 days. If you are still unwell after you have completed 5 days of isolation, it is recommended that you continue to stay home until you are recovered.
Follow the advice for people who have COVID-19.
If you have COVID-19
By reporting your positive test result in My Health Record, you can be connected with any help and support you might need.
My Health Record (external link)
What your household contacts should do
If you are a household contact, it is recommended you do a RAT each day for 5 days.
You are not considered a household contact again within 10 days of the first person leaving recommended isolation. This means you do not need to take daily RAT tests. If you develop symptoms within these 10 days, you should take a test.
You are a household contact if you live with someone who has COVID-19, or you have spent at least 8 hours with them in the same home while the person was infectious.