Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing remains one of the best ways to keep people safe and stay open, so anyone in Gippsland with symptoms, no matter how mild, should get tested as soon as possible.
Please check the GRPHU Facebook page or the DOH website for information about testing facilities and exposure sites as well as other public health information.
Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are the preferred means of testing for COVID-19 for most Victorians. They are quick and accurate, particularly if you have symptoms or if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
RATs are available at most pharmacies and some retailers such as supermarkets. Only use tests that have been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). See the TGA’s list of approved tests here, including links to videos on how to use each test. This list is updated regularly.
For alternative COVID-19 testing locations, please see the Victorian State Department of Health website.
If you have even MILD symptoms, testing is recommended.
Symptomatic testing is for people who have symptoms such as fever or chills or a respiratory sickness (e.g. cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of smell.
Testing is recommended for people with onset of other clinical symptoms consistent with COVID-19: headache, muscle pain, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea.