Guidelines when being tested

 

Symptomatic at Time of Testing With Presence of Risk Factors

Individuals who develop symptoms of COVID-19 with the presence of risk factors should self-isolate immediately and be tested for COVID-19. Individuals are required to self-isolate while test results are pending.

  • Negative Result – Those who receive a negative COVID – 19 result but have the presence of ANY risk factors should not return until:
    • 14 days after the onset of symptoms AND
    • Afebrile and Symptoms are improving

*Close contacts of these individuals should self-isolate for 14 days from last contact

  • Positive Result - Those who test positive for COVID-19 must be excluded for 14 days after the onset of symptoms and must be afebrile and symptoms improving for 72hrs prior to returning.

*Close contacts of these individuals should self-isolate for 14 days from last contact

 

Symptomatic at Time of Testing Without Presence of Risk Factors

Individuals who develop symptoms of COVID-19 without risk factors should self-isolate immediately and be tested for COVID-19. Individuals are required to self-isolate while test results are pending.

  • Negative Result – Those who receive a negative COVID-19 result but without the presence of ANY risk factors should not return until:
    • 4 hours symptom free

*Close contacts of these individuals should self-monitor for 14 days from last contact

  • Positive Result - Those who test positive for COVID-19 must be excluded for 14 days after the onset of symptoms and must be afebrile and symptoms improving for 72hrs prior to returning.

*Close contacts of these individuals should self-isolate for 14 days from last contact

 

Asymptomatic at Time of Testing With Presence of Risk Factors

Individuals without symptoms who have been tested for COVID-19 due to the presence of risk factors should self-isolate immediately and be tested for COVID-19. Individuals are required to self- isolate while test results are pending.

  • Negative Result - Those who receive a negative COVID-19 result but have the presence of ANY risk factors should not return until:
    • 14 days after the last date of exposure (contact with confirmed or probable case or date of return travel) AND
    • Continue to be asymptomatic

*Close contacts of these individuals should self-monitor for 14 days from last contact

  • Positive Result - Those who test positive for COVID-19 must be excluded for 14 days from the COVID-19 test date and must be afebrile and remain asymptomatic for 72hrs prior to returning.

*Close contacts of these individuals should self-isolate for 14 days from last contact

 

Asymptomatic at Time of Testing Without Presence of Risk Factors

Individuals without symptoms who have been tested for COVID-19 without the presence of risk factors should self-monitor for symptoms while results are pending.

  • Negative Result - Those who receive a negative COVID-19 but without the presence of ANY risk factors can continue to work/attend childcare centre for as long as they continue to be asymptomatic.

*Close contacts of these individuals should self-monitor for 14 days from last contact

  • Positive Result - Those who test positive for COVID-19 must be excluded for 14 days from the COVID-19 test date and must be afebrile and remain asymptomatic for 72hrs prior to returning.

*Close contacts of these individuals should self-isolate for 14 days from last contact