If you have received a positive result on your RAT (Rapid Antigen Test), and if you meet any of the following criteria you will require an appointment with a doctor:

  • if you note a deterioration in your symptoms, or you feel you are becoming more unwell with new or worsening symptoms such as fevers, poor oral intake etc
  • you are pregnant
  • over the age of 50yrs
  • you have a medical condition or are taking a medication that suppresses your immune system
  • have a chronic medical condition such as
            • diabetes
            • lung disease
            • heart disease
            • kidney disease

Face-to-face consultations will only be booked if clinically indicated and our staff will explain to you our procedures for these to minimise risk and exposure.

If you have received a negative result on your RAT (Rapid Antigen Test), it is likely you do not have Covid-19. Continue to monitor your health for any Covid-19 symptoms and repeat the test if you do develop symptoms. If you received an inconclusive result on your RAT, please repeat the test.

Most people who are diagnosed with Covid-19 will remain relatively well throughout their illness, but there is a small proportion who may become significantly unwell or require hospital-based care. If at any point you become increasingly unwell and develop severe symptoms (such as new or increasing shortness of breath, or chest pains) please phone 000 for an ambulance immediately and advise them that you are Covid-19 positive.

The RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) have developed a daily symptom diary to assist you in monitoring and identifying worsening symptoms. Click on the following link to access the daily symptom diary along with information about how to care for yourself or a loved one at home with Covid-19:

Managing-mild-COVID-19-at-home-with-assistance-from-your-GP.pdf (racgp.org.au)

For more information regarding symptoms and medical care for Covid-19 in Queensland please visit the following website:

I have COVID-19 | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au)

Finally, if you are in any way concerned about yourself or a loved one at any stage, please do not hesitate to phone the practice. We are here to help.