If you have come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 you are at risk of also becoming infected. Using a rapid antigen test or getting a PCR test is a good way to tell if any symptoms you develop are due to COVID-19.
Due to high rates of vaccination across the state, quarantine requirements for people exposed outside the household have eased. Contacts are no longer contacted by the Department of Health or the Western Public Health Unit
If you live with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have spent more than four hours in the same household as a case, you are considered to be a contact and must:
- complete a negative rapid antigen test on at least five days,
- wear a mask indoors when outside the home,
- do not visit sensitive settings such as healthcare, aged and disability care settings.
If you had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 at work or in a social setting, you are now considered to be an exposed person. We recommend you use a rapid antigen test daily for 5 days following your contact with the case. If you are symptomatic you need to get tested, either by using a rapid antigen test or PCR test.
With the increasing number of cases, the public health focus has now moved to those who are in settings where there is a high risk of transmission.