If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or you've been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, contact your doctor. Also let your doctor know if you've had close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

If you have mild symptoms, your doctor may recommend that you recover at home and may give you special instructions on how to monitor your symptoms and to avoid spreading the illness to others. 

If you're very ill, you may need to be treated in the hospital. Currently, there are medications approved to treat COVID-19, but no cure is available. Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections such as COVID-19. Researchers are testing a variety of possible treatments.

To help relieve symptoms at home you may try:

  • Pain relievers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen). 

  • Cough syrup or medication

Coping and support

It is common to feel fearful and anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remember to take care of yourself and manage your stress.

  • Eat healthy meals.

  • Get enough rest.

  • Get physical activity as you're able to, such as using exercise or yoga videos.

  • Try relaxation exercises such as deep breathing, stretching and meditation.

  • Avoid watching or reading too much news or spending too much time on social media.

  • Connect with friends and family, such as with phone or video calls.

  • Do activities you enjoy, such as reading a book or watching a funny movie.


Page Last Updated: 30/01/2021