If you think you have been in contact with a COVID positive case, but have not received a Health Risk Warning, monitor your health over the next few days.
If you are feeling unwell, including having a fever, cough, sore throat, etc., visit a SASH clinic for a doctor to assess, and advise you on your next steps.
If you are well, but are still worried, you can take an Antigen Rapid Test (ART).
The ABCDs of ART Self-Testing
A - Act
- Act if you are worried that you may have COVID-19. Get at least two ART self-test kits to stock up at home just in case you need it.
- If you had nasal surgery in the last 4 weeks or facial surgery in the last 8 weeks, do not perform any ART self-testing at home. Instead, please visit a licensed ART provider for a private-paid ART to be conducted.
B - Be informed
Be informed and read how to use the ART test kits correctly, according to the manufacturers’ instructions. Instructions and requirements will vary with the brand of kits you purchased.
Before you perform the test, please ensure the following:
- You are in a well-ventilated room (e.g. next to an open window), away from others.
- Find a flat surface to place your cartridge. You may need a mirror and a timer to guide you.
- The surfaces used can be easily cleaned and wiped down (your bathroom may be a good place to conduct the test).
C - Check
- Check yourself. Clean your hands, swab both your nostrils, read, and check your own ART test according to the manufacturer’s instructions in your specific test kit.
D - Dispose
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