Symptoms can include:
- sore throat
- shortness of breath.
If you are sick and think you might have COVID-19, check your symptoms using healthdirect's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker.
If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you need to get tested. You can find a testing clinic here.
If you need to get tested for COVID-19, it’s important to call before going to your medical centre or local emergency rooms. Going straight there could put others at risk.
Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine, the rollout strategy, and how to book an appointment to be vaccinated, as well as other important COVID-19 information you need to know.
Testing and Fever Clinics, as well as GP Respiratory Clinics, are specialist clinics for people who have symptoms of COVID-19.
COVID-19 tests in Australia are FREE for tourists, visitors, and residents.
GP Respiratory Clinics
For people in Northern Queensland who have cold or flu symptoms or think they may have COVID-19, there are five respiratory clinics open for testing in Cairns, Mackay, Townsville, the Whitsundays, and Charters Towers.
The clinics are free for everyone, even if you do not have a Medicare card.
Find out more about GP Respiratory Clinics.