Covid Management at Home

If you test positive for Covid-19 and you are considered a low-risk patient, you will be sent an SMS from NSW Health with instructions on how to manage Covid at home. It is important that you stay home and self-isolate for approximately 7 days after you receive your positive result (depending on your circumstances) to keep your family, friends and community safe.

After leaving isolation, you should avoid high-risk settings for an additional 3 days. For information on what to expect if you test positive, please click here.

Close Contacts

Your household members and anyone else who has spent 4 hours or more with you in a household-like setting is considered a close contact. It is important that you contact these people and inform them that they have been exposed. Close contacts need to get a PCR test as soon as possible and self-isolate for 7 days, even if their result is negative. They also need to get a PCR test (or a rapid antigen test) on the 6th day of self-isolation and wait for a negative result before they can exit self-isolation. For more information about close contacts and what they need to do, please click here.

Casual Contacts

All people that you have been in contact with for at least 15 minutes without a mask indoors within the 48 hours before your symptoms started needs to be advised that you are Covid positive and that they are considered as casual contacts. Casual contacts need to get tested as soon as possible and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.

If you are asymptomatic, you need to contact all people who you have been in contact with for 15 minutes or more without a mask within the 48 hours before you received your positive result as they are now considered casual contacts and need to get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. For more information on casual contacts, please click here and here.

Where can I get tested?

We do not do PCR testing at Glebe Family Practice. We also do not sell Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT tests).

To find your nearest Covid-19 testing clinic, you can use the NSW Government Clinic Finder.

If you are wanting to purchase a RAT, you can visit the Find a Rat website to see retailers and stock levels.

 

What can I expect from having Covid?

If you are fully vaccinated, your symptoms may be very mild and consist of:

  • runny nose
  • rough
  • tiredness
  • fever
  • aches and pains
  • headache

Some people may not have any symptoms at all (asymptomatic).

It is important that when isolating, you monitor your symptoms. If you notice that you have any of the following symptoms, you should call Triple Zero (000) immediately and tell the ambulance staff that you have been diagnosed with Covid-19:

  • severe headaches or dizziness
  • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • chest pressure or pain

For more information on what to expect when you are Covid positive, please click here.

 

Am I likely to have long-term effects from Covid-19?

Most people who have Covid-19 recover completely within a few weeks. In saying this, some people may have symptoms that are more likely to last longer. These symptoms include:

  • fatigue
  • chest discomfort
  • cough

Other physical symptoms can also continue beyond a few weeks which include:

  • loss of taste or smell
  • headache
  • runny nose
  • joint or muscle pain
  • trouble sleeping or eating
  • sweating
  • diarrhoea

Some people may also have ongoing psychological symptoms such as:

  • trouble thinking clearly, focusing or remembering
  • depression, anxiety, or PTSD

Predicting when these symptoms may subside is difficult. Recovery will depend on your age, overall health, and how severe your Covid-19 symptoms are. If you notice that you have ongoing symptoms or worsening symptoms, please book a telehealth appointment with your GP by clicking here.

For more information on the long-term effects of Covid-19, please click here.

What if I am not considered as a low-risk case?

Some people are considered to be at higher risk of becoming unwell with Covid-19. These patients will be cared for by RPA Virtual Hospital.

For more information on RPA Virtual, you can head to their website by clicking here.

Glebe Medical Services

We offer quality and comprehensive health care to all age groups in our community. This includes preventive health care, antenatal care and paediatrics (including childhood immunisation), women’s health, family planning, men’s health, travel health, minor surgical procedures, chronic disease management, mental health and counselling.

Our Glebe medical practice is fully GPA accredited – we meet the rigorous RACGP standards for general practices in Australia.

We are an accredited travel immunisation centre so we can give you advice and the right vaccines for your trip including Yellow Fever vaccination. Here’s more about travel vaccinations at Glebe Medical

Covid-19 Vaccination

We provide Covid-19 vaccinations, information and Covid-19 related support. Read here for the latest vaccination updates.

Family Immunisations

We take into account your full history and recommend the immunisation program we think is right for you and your family.

Travel Immunisation

Traveling overseas? Visit us for vaccinations that can protect you and your family against area-related illnesses.

Glebe Family Medical Practice

114 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
NSW 2037

114 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037

Monday to Friday: 7:30am-6:00pm

Saturday: 8:30am-12:30pm

Sunday and public holidays: Closed

After Hours Medical Service

For after hours medical services, please visit Balmain General Practice Casualty

29 Booth Street Balmain NSW 2041

8am-10pm, 7 days per week

After Hours Home Visit

Regular patients of our practice can ring the Sydney Medical Co-operative Service for an after hours home visit.

68 Anderson Ave, Panania NSW 2213

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week