Last Updated: 23 Jun 2022 3:45pm

Isolation is required if you test positive to COVID-19. You will also need to isolate while waiting to get a COVID-19 test and while awaiting the result of the test.

Where can you isolate?

If you are required to isolate, you must stay in your home/suitable premises or government-managed quarantine facility away from other people in your household to avoid infecting others with COVID-19.

During isolation you cannot leave your house for any reason unless it is an emergency, you need medical help, or to escape family violence.

When can you leave isolation?

If you have COVID-19, you will need to remain in isolation until contacted by Public Health.

You will be contacted by email on day 7 of your isolation.

If you have:

  • no symptoms you can leave isolation on that day.
  • mild symptoms you should stay isolated for another 3 days.

People who are immunocompromised should talk to their treating doctor about when it is safe to leave isolation.

Read more about isolation.