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What should you do - COVID-19 flowchart in plain text

Step 1

Have you returned from overseas in the past 14 days?

If yes, go to Step 2

If no, go to Step 5

Step 2

Self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor health.

Go to Step 3

Step 3

Are you feeling sick with fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fatigue?

If yes, go to Step 4

If no, monitor your health for any changes and stay in quarantine for 14 days. End of path

Step 4

Seek testing. Call your GP to book an assessment and testing. Provide your symptoms and travel history over the phone. Your GP may offer to see you while you are in your car. If your GP is unable to assist you, visit a COVID-19 clinic. Stay in self isolation for 14 days. End of path

Step 5

Have you arrived from Interstate in the past 7 days?

If yes, go to step 6

If no, go to step 11

Step 6

Did you arrive before 22 March 2020?

If yes, go to step 11

If no, go to step 10

Step 7

Monitor your health.

Go to step 8

Step 8

If you become sick with new symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fatigue), seek testing. Stay in self-isolation and follow medical advice. End of path

Step 9

Did you arrive on or after 22 March 2020?

If yes, go to step 10

If no, go to step 11

Step 10

Self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor health.

Go to step 8

Step 11

Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

If yes, go to step 12

If no, go to step 15

Step 12

Are you feeling sick with fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fatigue, OR You have been instructed by a healthcare professional to get tested for COVID-19?

If yes, go to step 13

If no, go to step 13

Step 13

Self-isolate and seek testing. Call your GP to book an assessment and testing. Provide or symptoms and travel history over the phone. Your GP may offer to see you while you are in your car. If your GP is unable to assist you, visit a COVID-19 clinic.

Go to step 14

Step 14

Remain in self-isolation until a negative test and for 14 days from the date of last exposure with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (whichever is longer). End of path

Step 15

Are you a healthcare worker with direct patient contact?

If yes, go to step 16

If no, go to step 19

Step 16

Do you have fever (38°C or greater) or history of fever AND an acute respiratory infection (for example, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat)?

If yes, go to step 17

If no, monitor your health for any change. End of path

Step 17

Self-isolate and seek testing.

Go to step 18

Step 18

Do you have a positive result for COVID-19?

If yes, stay in isolation and follow medical advice. End of path

If no, avoid contact with others until recovered. End of path

Step 19

Are you feeling unwell but have not travelled or been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

If yes, go to step 20

If no, go to step 24

Step 20

Do you have severe illness, for example, difficulty breathing?

If yes, phone 000 (triple zero). End of path

If no, go to step 21

Step 21

Do you have fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fatigue?

If yes, go to step 22

If no, go to step 23

Step 22

Call your GP for advice as you may need an appointment.

Go to step 23

Step 23

Stay home and, where possible, avoid contact with others until recovered. If your symptoms worsen, contact your GP or, in an emergency, for example, difficulty breathing, phone 000 (triple zero). End of path

Step 24

If you are worried but feel well:

Visit the Commonwealth Health website or SA Health website to learn more about the facts of COVID-19 and what you can do to stay well.

OR

if you need help, talk to friends, family or a professional.

OR

phone the national coronavirus helpline on 1800 020 080. End of path.

Who to contact

Commonwealth Health website

SA Health website

National Coronavirus Helpline – Phone 1800 020 080

Travel advice – Smart Traveller website


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