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Ending isolation - coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have COVID-19, most people can end isolation 7 full days from taking the test that gave you the positive COVID-19 result. You must not have a fever, sore throat, runny nose, or a cough that is bad or getting worse, on day 7 of your isolation.

If you do have a fever, sore throat, runny nose, or a cough that is bad or getting worse, on day 7 of your isolation, you will need to remain in isolation until those symptoms have gone away.

You do not need another COVID-19 test to end your isolation period.

Some people still have a mild dry cough, mild fatigue or loss of taste of smell after being sick with COVID-19 – you do not need to stay in isolation if you still have these symptoms.

If you are being treated by a Queensland Hospital and Health Service, you will be able to end your isolation when a nurse or a medical practitioner from the service tells you to.

If others in your household tested positive while you were in isolation, you can still leave isolation after 7 days, but they must continue to isolate.

Read about what to do after having COVID-19 and finishing your isolation period.