COVID-19 Guidance: How to Advise your Media Audience on Caring for COVID Patients at Home

People who test positive for COVID-19 are most likely to only experience mild symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment or hospitalisation.

Caring for patients with COVID-19 in their homes allows the provision of appropriate care, minimises the impact on the healthcare system and frees up hospital beds for patients with moderate or severe illness.

This guidance answers some questions that audience members might have about caring someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.