I have tested positive to COVID-19
What leave do I take?
If you test positive to COVID-19 you need to access your sick leave.
When can I return to work?
If you test positive for COVID-19, it is important that you stay away from the workplace for at least 10 days.
If you are asymptomatic from days 8 – 10, you may be able to return to work after that. If you are unwell or symptomatic, you must not return to work. If you are immunosuppressed please discuss with CWH, as viral clearance may be delayed.
Who do I need to contact?
If you test positive you need to inform your line manager and Clinical Worker Health and complete the online form.
It is important that you follow instructions, self-isolate immediately, and inform your close contacts to get tested and quarantine for 7 days since their last contact with you.
The COVID-19 Response Care Team (CRCT) will also contact you. Their role is to take care of you, they will:
- advise you on what will happen and what you need to do next.
- assess your clinical needs, what support you need, and where you will need to isolate until you are cleared (no longer infectious for COVID-19).
- undertake regular physical and mental wellbeing checks, including virtual monitoring.
- let your regular doctor know (if you have one) of your test result.
Based on that assessment, you will be advised on where you will be staying to receive care, which may include:
- your home
- supervised or supported care (such as in a hospital, in a designated medi-hotel, or in a supervised regional care facility)
- hospital (for people who are acutely unwell).
Further information for staff can be found on the SA Health website. If staff become unwell during their quarantine period, they should call the number provided to them by CDCB.