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Have you tested positive to COVID-19 or think you may be positive?

Wednesday, 05 January 2022

A positive rapid antigen test result means it’s likely you have COVID-19, especially if you have symptoms.

If you get a positive result, then you will need to:

  1. Isolate immediately
  2. Get a standard (PCR) test to confirm the result as soon as possible at a testing site or through your healthcare provider
  3. Stay isolated until you get your PCR test result.
If you believe you are COVID-19 positive and cannot access a PCR or rapid antigen test you should:
- continue to isolate until you can access a test.
- wear mask at home and try to avoid any mixing with rest of the family if you live with others.
- restrict your movement and DO NOT attend any gatherings or any high risk settings like aged care.
- discuss with your GP or health care provider about their symptoms and further care.
- If you do need to seek urgent care and attend our Emergency Department or a GP please inform them about your possible positive status.
Our Emergency Department at University Hospital Geelong is currently experiencing very high demand.
To ensure the sickest patients receive the care they need, please only attend the Emergency Department if absolutely necessary.
Please do not attend for general COVID-related reasons, except for:
- shortness of breath
- extreme nausea
- dehydration
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have serious concerns for a loved ones well-being please proceed to seek urgent medical attention.
We thank the Geelong community for their ongoing support and patience.