I tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do?

Feb 10, 2022

Whilst there may not be a legal requirement to isolate if you test positive to COVID-19, the SA Health recommendation is to stay home and take steps to protect others.

To reduce the risk to others you should:
  • stay home whilst infectious and symptoms have cleared (usually 5 to 7 days)
  • notify your lecturer if you have tested positive and discuss when you can return to your studies (if you attend a health, disability or aged care setting, a longer period away from the workplace is necessary to protect staff, residents, patients and clients)
  • wear a mask when indoors or on public transport if you must leave the house
  • avoid large gatherings and crowded indoor places
  • not visit people at high risk of severe illness, or anyone in a hospital, aged care or disability care facility for at least 7 days.

To further note:

  • If you test positive using a rapid antigen test, you must report your result online via SA Health reporting form
  • For COVID-19 health support, call the National Coronavirus Help line on 1800 020 080 (available 24 hours, 7 days) or your GP.
If you are unwell and this is impacting on your studies or attendance, please let your lecturer know.  There are provisions in TAFE SA assessment policies for special consideration which can include extensions or extra time, when necessary, because of special circumstances.  

Please regularly check the student website for any student COVID-19 updates.


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