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COVID-19 is an infectious disease that spreads easily. Vaccination is the most effective way of avoiding serious illness or death due to the disease. Vaccination also helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. It is therefore important that a lot of people choose to get vaccinated.
A test is needed to find out whether you have COVID-19. The test is done using a sample you provide. Get tested if you have symptoms.
COVID-19 is caused by a virus. Most people who get COVID-19 feel like they have a cold. Some people get very sick and need hospital care.
Here are some tips you can follow if you have COVID-19. You can use this advice if you are able to stay at home and do not need hospital care.
Contact a healthcare provider if you get sicker.
If you have been notified that you have Covid-19, then you must assist subsequent contact tracing efforts. This means you are responsible for contacting anyone who may have been infected. You are also entitled to assistance from the regional contact tracing team.
If you are living with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, you may have been exposed to the infection. This means that there is a risk that you will also fall ill. In order to minimise the risk of the infection spreading to others, you are responsible for following the instructions below. For example, you must stay home from work or school and take a COVID-19 test.
If you have recently met up with someone who has COVID-19, you may have been exposed to the infection. There is no guarantee that you are infected or that you will become unwell. However, it is important that you meet up with as few people as possible for a while. You should also take a test as soon as you can, regardless of whether or not you have symptoms.