Tested positive to COVID-19?

November 10, 2022

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, it’s normal to feel worried or scared.

If you test positive in a PCR test, you will receive a text message from SA Health and/or the laboratory telling you that you have tested positive for COVID-19.

If you test positive using a rapid antigen test, you must report your positive result. After you have reported your result, you will receive a text message from SA Health with more information.

There are some important things you can do to help keep yourself and those around you safe.

  • Stay home until your acute symptoms have cleared (usually 5 to 7 days)
  • If you must leave the house, wear a mask when indoors or on public transport
  • Avoid large gatherings and crowded indoor places
  • Don’t visit people at high risk of severe illness, or anyone in a hospital, or aged or disability care facility for at least 7 days.
  • Speak with your employer about when to return to work. If you work in a high-risk setting such as a health, disability and aged care, you might need to stay away from work longer to protect other staff, patients, residents and clients.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be infectious for up to 10 days but you are most infectious in the two days before your symptoms start and while you have symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever).

For further information, please visit the SA Health website.

If you have any concerns and would like to speak to a GP, please phone the clinic on 8553 2037.

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In an emergency, please dial 000.

The Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 4:45 pm. If you need urgent care outside of these hours, please contact the KI Health Service (hospital) by phone on 08 8553 4200. The Health Service is located at Corner Wheelton Street and The Esplanade, Kingscote SA 5223. At the KI Health Service you will be triaged by the RN and the on-call doctor will be called in if necessary.