A COVID-19 test is a way to check if you have COVID-19.
It is good to know if you have COVID-19 so you can look after yourself and the people around you.
Some people with disability are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Higher risk of severe illness means COVID-19 could make you very sick.
Your GP can tell you if you are at higher risk of severe illness.
Anyone who has
symptoms should get tested for COVID-19.
A symptom is a sign that you might be sick.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
There are two kinds of COVID-19 tests:
Most people can check if they have COVID-19 by doing a rapid antigen test (RAT).
You can do a rapid antigen test (RAT) at home.
You can buy a rapid antigen test (RAT) at:
Transcript: How to do a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)
Your GP might get you to do a PCR test if you have COVID-19 symptoms and you are at higher risk.
This is because PCR tests work better than RAT.
If you cannot leave your home because you have a disability and need a PCR test, you can call the Disability Gateway helpline on 1800 643 787 or visit disabilitygateway.gov.au.