Testing for COVID-19

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2022 7:08am

Testing for COVID-19

Widespread testing of people across the community is vital to detect and manage any new cases of COVID-19. When we detect cases quickly, we have the best chance of reducing the spread in the community.

How you can help

Get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are mild and even if you are fully vaccinated. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, sore or itchy throat, breathing difficulties and loss of taste or smell.

Get tested if you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Read more about testing of close contacts.

If you have symptoms and you do not have your own transport, let your GP know or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738, as travel assistance may be available.

See the COVID-19 testing explained infographic.