Coronavirus - COVID-19
We will endeavour to add, update and provide information as it comes to hand.
If you are unwell or become unwell contact your regular doctor immediately for instructions. It is VERY IMPORTANT to phone before presenting to your GP or Hospital to seek advice and advise them that you are coming.
What is COVID-19
Click here for information about COVID-19
Other than my GP who can I phone for advice?
Coronavirus Health Information Line - 1800 020 080
Health Direct helpline - 1800 022 222
Take the COVID-19 Quiz
Worried? Take the COVID-19 Quiz
As there is a global shortage of test kits there is currently only targeting testing occuring. Your doctor will tell you if you should be tested and they will arrange for the test to occur.
You will only be tested if your doctor decides you meet the government criteria;
You have returned from overseas in the past 14 days and you develop respiratory illness with or without fever
You have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days and you develop respiratory illness with or without fever
You have severe community-acquired pneumonia and there is no clear cause
You are a healthcare worker with a fever or Acute respiratory symptoms; and
travelled overseas within the previous 14 days; or
had recent close contact (previous 14 days) with a confirmed case of COVID-19
While waiting for your test results you will be advised to self isolate. Currently tests are taking approximately 24-48 hours to be reported to us.
Self isolation guide and FAQ can be found here.
Your doctor will call you with your test results. If your results are negative then you no longer need to self isolate, however depending on your illness and symptoms you may be advised to continue remaining at home until you are completely well.
If your results are positive, you will be advised to continue isolation. You may also be contacted by the Public Health Unit as all positive results are managed by them.
Support is available if you are concerned about COVID-19 or are distressed because you are in self quarantine or sick.
Visit the Head to Health website for:
links to mental health online and phone suppport
resources and services that can help if you're experiencing mental health concerns or trying to support someone else
Need some help explaining COVID-19 to your kids? Click on the link below
Queensland Health - Information and Resources