Get a COVID-19 test

You should get a COVID-19 test if you feel sick with fever, cough, sore throat, hard to breathe, loss of smell, loss of taste.You should get a COVID-19 test if you feel sick with:
  • fever
  • cough
  • runny or blocked nose
  • sore throat
  • hard to breathe
  • loss of smell
  • loss of taste.
You can get a test at your doctor (you should call them first before you go), at a drive-through clinic, at a testing clinic.You can get a test at:
  • your doctor - you should call them first before you go
  • at a drive-through clinic
  • at a testing clinic.
When you go to get your COVID-19 test it is important to wear a mask, take your own water and food, stay 2 steps away from other people while you wait. You can take your carer with you if you need to.When you go to get your COVID-19 test it is important to:
  • wear a mask
  • take your own water and food
  • stay 2 steps away from other people while you wait.
You can take your carer with you if you need to.
When you have the test the nurse or doctor will be wearing a gown and mask. This is to keep you safe. The person doing your test will show you the swab. They will put the swab inside your nose or at the back of your throat.When you have the test the nurse or doctor will be wearing a gown and mask. This is to keep you safe. The person doing your test will show you the swab. They will put the swab inside your nose or at the back of your throat.
After you have your test you must go home. Wait at home. Do not go out. Your carer will tell you when the result of your test is back and what happens next.
After you have your test you must go home.
Wait at home. Do not go out. Your carer will tell you when the result of your test is back and what happens next.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: September 15 2021