It is important to stay at home and to get tested for COVID-19 if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, no matter how mild.
Get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, even if mild. You still need to get tested even if you have been vaccinated.
There are 2 types of test that can detect if you have the COVID-19 virus:
rapid antigen self-tests (RATs).
- This type of test is quick and easy to use, you can do the test yourself, and the results are known in around 10 to 20 minutes.
polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test
- This type of test is sent to a Laboratory for a result, and results are known in 24 – 48 hours.