People who have returned from a country or region that is at high or moderate risk for COVID-19 should monitor their health closely. If you develop symptoms including a fever and cough you should isolate yourself immediately and urgently seek medical attention. Go to www.health.gov.au/covid19-travellers for the list of at-risk countries. People who think they may have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus should also monitor their health and seek urgent medical attention. While coronavirus is of concern, it is important to remember that most people displaying symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or tiredness are likely suffering with a cold or other respiratory illness – not coronavirus.
If you fall into the risk groups above and suspect you have COVID-19 call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. If you need urgent medical care call emergency 000 (triple zero).
If attending a GP clinic or hospital Emergency Department call before you arrive and advise your symptoms and travel history or that you may have been in contact with potential case of COVID-19.