Testing and health checks when in isolation

Information about testing and health screening requirements if you're staying in managed isolation.

Your health is our priority

Health checks and COVID-19 testing are important for your wellbeing and for others around you. It also helps us provide you with medical treatment if you've been exposed to the virus or have other health concerns.

You must follow instructions from the health staff. You’ll have daily health checks by email, phone or in person. If you receive your regular health and wellbeing check via email, you must complete it within the time specified by your facility.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms

It is important you are honest about your health during your stay in managed isolation. This is the best way your health and wellbeing needs can be managed. A team of health professionals is always available at your facility.

If you are feeling unwell or you develop any of the COVID-19 symptoms please stay in your room and let on-site staff know immediately by phone. They will advise what to do next.

If you test positive or are a bubble contact of somebody who has tested positive, you may be moved to a quarantine area or a dedicated quarantine facility.

You will also be provided test kits to test yourself. Staff will provide instructions on how to use the kit and what your schedule for testing will be. If you test positive you will have a nasal swab as well.

Community cases

If you have already tested positive for COVID-19, you will not be re-tested

If you have already tested positive for COVID-19, you do not need to be tested again. This is because people that recover from COVID-19 often continue to test positive for weeks after their recovery – evenwhen they aren’t infectious anymore.

Instead of being tested, health staff will monitor your health regularly.

If you are a household contact of a positive case, you will need to have rapid antigen tests. 

Testing frequency will depend on your situation. Health staff on-site will talk you about your testing schedule and provide you with testing kits and instructions.

You will be tested even if you show no symptoms.

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Last updated: 28 April 2022