If you are living in the same household as someone who has tested positive to COVID-19 and cannot appropriately quarantine away from them, you must quarantine for 14 days from the date they had their test taken. You do not need to have a COVID-19 PCR test unless you develop any symptoms.
If you test positive to COVID-19 at any time during your quarantine period, you need to isolate for 10 days.
If you can appropriately quarantine away from them in the same household, or elsewhere, you must follow the below advice for close contacts:
immediately quarantine for 7 days since you last saw them
get a COVID-19 PCR test immediately
get a COVID-19 PCR test again on day 6 after exposure (a negative day 6 PCR test is required to be released from quarantine)
get a PCR test again immediately if symptoms develop
not attend high risk settings or COVID Management Plan events for 14 days after exposure
wear a surgical mask when around others
avoid contact with vulnerable people (young children, elderly, pregnant, people with chronic health conditions), avoid non-essential activities, avoid working across worksites and avoid shared spaces and maintain physical distancing on days 8 to 14 after exposure.
Appropriate quarantine means that you have no contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19. If in the same household, you must be able to stay in a separate room and if they leave the room (e.g. to go to the bathroom, laundry or kitchen), you must ensure that you are not in an area they will pass through. Please practice good hand hygiene and wipe down frequently touched surfaces.
For more information, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDpositive