Understanding what a positive COVID-19 test result means
The COVID-19 test detects if the virus is in your nose or mouth.
It is important that you understand what it means if your COVID-19 test is positive.
By law, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days after the test, even if you do not have any symptoms.
If you get any symptoms, you must stay in self-isolation for 10 days after your symptoms appear.
Anyone who has been in close contact with you must also, by law, self- isolate for at least 14 days and watch for symptoms.
Very rarely, the COVID-19 test is falsely positive. This means you do not have the virus and you cannot pass it to anyone. There is no way to tell if a false positive result is wrong.
By taking the self-assessment and asking for a test, I acknowledge and I understand the information above.