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What should I do if I get a positive test result?

If you receive a positive test result you should continue to self-isolate for 10 days from the start of your symptoms or until your temperature returns to normal after the 10 days.

Your household should remain in self-isolation for 14 days from the start of your symptoms. If anyone in your household gets symptoms they should book a test.

If you test positive, you will also be asked to take part in contact tracing to help protect your community. This is when someone from the Public Health Agency rings you to ask about people you have been in contact with. This will prevent the spread of the virus.

Key messages:

  • You do not need to go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if your symptoms are manageable.
  • If you feel you cannot cope, your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 10 days you should call either 111 or your local GP or GP out-of-hours.
  • Self-isolate for 10 days minimum from when your symptoms started.
  • Your household needs to self-isolate for 14 days to monitor their own health.
Updated: 3 months ago Posted: June 12, 2020 3:44 pm Share: