Covid information


So, you’ve tested positive to covid. Here is your step-by-step guide on what you will need to do.

  1. Report your positive test result and immediately isolate for 7 days.
  2. If you tested positive using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) you must report your result online (put link here) or call 1800 675 398. You don’t need to report a positive PCR test as this has already been done for you.
  3. Report your positive test result to us here at Springs Medical Clinic call (03) 5348 2227 and one of our GP’s will be in contact with you that day to assess your symptoms and determine the level of care you require.
  4. Tell your household contacts and close contacts that you have tested positive. Please remember that you can be contagious 24/48 hours before testing positive.
  5. Your close contacts must immediately isolate for 7 days. They are also required to have a test either RAT or PCR on Day 1 of their isolation and Day 6. If they return a negative result on the day 6 test, they may leave isolation.
  6. Tell your casual contacts that you have tested positive
  7. Tell your workplace and/or education facility that you are covid positive.
  8. If at any point your symptoms worsen call us on (03) 5348 2227
  9. If you are having difficulty breathing or your symptoms seriously worsen, especially if this happens suddenly, call 000 or go to your closest Hospital (either Ballarat or Bendigo)

For further information please visit



Coronavirus Hotline DHHS 1800 675 398
Nurse-on-call 1300 60 60 24
After Hours GP Helpline 1800 022 222


Booster clinics are available at all SM sites.

For more information on 4th dose vaccinations, please visit

Please speak with your GP if you have any questions about receiving your 4th dose Covid-19 Vaccination.



The Department of Health’s Coronavirus Hotline 1800 675 398 can assist you with any questions you have about vaccination.