COVID-19 Coronavirus: Symptoms

Find out what the symptoms are of COVID-19, what to expect and when to act.


A full list of COVID-19 symptoms are available on the Department of Health’s website. It’s important to be aware of what symptoms may develop so you can monitor yourself and anyone you are caring for. If symptoms develop, follow the relevant health advice.

COVID-19 Symptom Resources

WA COVID Care at home

Most people with COVID-19 can care for themselves from home, with support from their GP if needed.

WA COVID Care at Home provides home care for COVID-positive people who are at greater risk of requiring hospitalisation. Patients are enrolled based on risk factors such as age, vaccination status, severity of symptoms, medical history and social factors.

To help determine whether you would benefit from WA COVID Care at Home you must first have had a positive COVID-19 test result. Pre-registration is not available.

This is a free service that you need to register for to use (external link).

When to test

If you experience any symptoms of COVID-19, it’s important to get tested (external link) as soon as possible.

When to isolate

You will need to isolate if you have been:

  • in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for your result
  • directed to do so by WA Health
  • are confirmed as a positive case.

Follow the testing and isolation guide for more information.

If you are a confirmed positive case and would like to see your doctor, call them first for advice and let them know that you are positive with COVID-19. You will be advised on whether your doctor will see you in person or via telehealth.

Can I leave my house during isolation?

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You can only leave isolation or quarantine to:

  • get a COVID-19 test
  • seek urgent medical care
  • escape an immediate threat to your safety.

When you leave your home for a COVID-19 test, wear a mask and travel directly to and from the clinic.

If I need to attend a GP clinic or hospital, can I use public transport?

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You must not use public transport (such as a bus or train).

You can travel in your own car, via rideshare, or walk if you are within 2km of the COVID testing clinic, unless otherwise directed by WA Health. Remember to wear a mask while travelling to and from the COVID testing clinic.

If you choose to travel via rideshare, you must inform your driver that you are in isolation, and both you and the driver must wear a mask.

Ventilation and air filtration helps to reduce transmission, so open the windows for fresh air.

Page reviewed 12 May 2022