Information for positive cases

Last Updated: 01 Jul 2022 12:14am

If you test positive to COVID-19 you must isolate for at least 7 days and tell your close contacts that you have tested positive. Close contacts need to test for COVID-19 and follow close contact guidelines.

Find out more about what to do if you test positive to COVID-19.

Care is available for everyone who tests positive to COVID-19 if needed.

You may also be eligible for a grant if you lose income or earnings because you are a positive case or care for someone with COVID-19.

Options for care

Most people who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will only experience mild illness and symptoms. See Understand your symptoms for more details.

If you are concerned about your symptoms contact your general practitioner (GP) or healthcare provider in the first instance, or the COVID@homeplus team on 1800 973 363.

The Department of Health through COVID@homeplus or your GP, can help you decide if you are well enough to isolate at home or if you need more medical support.  This will be determined by factors such as your age, vaccination status, symptoms, any medical conditions, your home situation, and the support you have available.

If you have mild to moderate symptoms you can choose to be supported in your home through COVID@homeplus. If you choose to be enrolled and meet the higher-risk categories, you will be monitored and cared for remotely by the COVID@homeplus team.

If you need extra support to recover from COVID-19, you may isolate and receive treatment in a dedicated Community Case Management Facility. These are located in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport, with care provided on-site by clinical health staff.   People who typically require care in a community facility are those with moderate symptoms, those who do not have a suitable place to isolate and recover or those who have no social supports available to support in-home care.

If you are very unwell with COVID-19, you will be treated in hospital.