Have you tested positive to COVID-19 on a RAT (Rapid Antigen Test)?

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This is what you need to do…

If you haven’t done so, report your positive RAT result on the Queensland Health website: https://www.qld.gov.au/rat-positive (You DO NOT need to take a PCR test to confirm a positive RAT result.)

Step 1: Immediately isolate for 7 days

If you get COVID-19, you need to immediately isolate yourself at your home, or other accommodation for 7 days from the date you had your test. Isolate means you need to stay away from other people as much as possible so you don’t give the virus to someone else.

Step 2: Tell your household contacts to isolate and get tested if they have symptoms

Tell the people that live with you. They need to quarantine at home with you. They need to get tested on Day 6 of their quarantine period, or earlier if they develop COVID-19 symptoms.

Step 3: Tell your social, work and education contacts to get tested if they have symptoms

It’s likely you will have been in contact with other people while you were infectious. You are deemed infectious two days before your symptoms started. If you didn’t have any noticeable symptoms, you are deemed infectious two days before you had your COVID-19 test that was positive.

If you have been in contact with anyone during that period, you need to tell them you have COVID-19 so they can monitor their symptoms and get tested if they feel unwell.

This might include your workplace or the place you study, or if you have children, the school or childcare they go to.

Step 4: Get the things you need delivered like food and medication

You will be in isolation for a minimum of 7 days. It’s important you have everything you need for staying home.

Ask friends or family members you don’t live with to get food and medication for you and leave it at your door. Have all food and medicine left outside your house. Do not let anyone into your home or accommodation.

Step 5: Look after yourself. Focus on your health, and get help if you need it

Most people with COVID-19 will have mild symptoms. Only call Triple Zero (000) or go to the ED (emergency department) if you have severe symptoms.

Step 6: Complete another RAT

Before you finish isolating you must complete another RAT. If the RAT is negative and you have no symptoms, you can stop isolation on day 7.  If the RAT is positive, the 7 days start again.

For more information about RAT tests or COVID-19 go to the Queensland Health website.

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