COVID-19 Coronavirus: Symptoms

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

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Symptoms

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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.

If you are a close contact, you should do a RAT before leaving home each day for 5 days.  

When to isolate

Mandatory COVID-19 isolation requirements are no longer in place.

However, anyone who is COVID-19 positive or experiencing symptoms is strongly encouraged to stay home until they have recovered.

Rules are also still in place for public health services.

Cases and close contacts must not visit public hospitals for 7 days after testing positive or becoming a close contact. If you need to attend these setting for urgent medical care, contact the facility ahead of time to alert them of your COVID-19 or close contact status.

To reduce the risk to others it is recommended that you:

  • Stay home until your symptoms have resolved.
  • If you must leave the house, wear a mask when indoors and on public transport.
  • Avoid large gatherings and indoor crowded places.
  • Work from home, if you can.

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.

Page reviewed 29 November 2022