The latest information about COVID-19 including managing COVID-19 at home, COVID-19 vaccinations and testing for the Gold Coast community.
In addition to the below information you can also access community information via these trusted links and helplines.
If you need information or advice on COVID-19 or COVID-19 vaccines, call the Australian Government’s National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need an interpreter, choose option 5 for interpreter services. You can also call the free Translation and Interpreting Service on 131 450
HealthDirect Australia has advised that the current COVID Primary Care Support Service (Living with COVID) expires 30 September 2023.
National Coronavirus Helpline (NCH) transition dates
By calling 1800 254 354 or visiting Mob Link Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across South East Queensland can access a variety of COVID-19 related services and support plus a wide range of other health and social services.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for antiviral treatments if you are:
Check your risk factors and eligibility.
Find a pharmacy with available supply of oral treatments
Lagevrio was listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on 1 March 2022 and Paxlovid on the 1 May 2022.
PBAC recommended changes to the eligibility criteria for the oral treatments. These changes came into effect 11 July 2022. Read the media statement.
To access these medications, you need a prescription from an authorised prescriber e.g. general practitioner or nurse practitioner.
PBAC Web Outcome Statement.
If you get a positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT):
We can all play our part in reducing the risk of COVID-19 in our community, to protect ourselves, our loved ones and the community.
We should all: