Visitors are currently not permitted at Austin Health sites. Find out more about our visitor restrictions and exemptions.
Continue to isolate in the community as instructed by the Department of Health.
Tell everyone who is staying at your house (your household contacts) that you have tested positive for COVID-19. They must have a COVID-19 test and return home to isolate immediately.
Phone your regular doctor (general practitioner) and inform them that you are COVID-19 positive and have been to the Austin Hospital’s Emergency Department or ward.
If you do not have any other illnesses, your regular doctor (general practitioner) can take care of you using telephone appointments.
You should seek help from a doctor if you:
For non-urgent help, you can call:
In an emergency call Triple Zero on 000 and tell the operator you have tested positive to COVID-19.
You can call the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 for help arranging:
You may be eligible for the $1500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, a one-off payment to help Victorian workers who have been asked to isolate. For more information:
Try a home delivery service for groceries, such as:
A dedicated service if you feel anxious, stressed, depressed or need help.
Talk to a mental health professional and connect to support services.
A crisis support service to help you when you have difficulty coping or feel unsafe.
A support and counselling service for 12-25-year-old Victorians and their family and friends.
For more information, you can also visit the Coronavirus website.
The Coronavirus website has information about COVID-19 available in many languages.
You can also download the information from this page as a factsheet.