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Introduction

A rapid antigen test is a quick way to check if you have COVID-19. You do the test yourself and it shows you the result on a device that comes with the test.

You must register a positive rapid antigen test result as soon as possible after you get your result. You're able to add a positive result dating back to 1 January 2022. 

You can register a positive test result for yourself, another adult or a child. Each result needs to  be reported separately.

You must register your result with Service NSW if you test positive in another state or territory and have returned to NSW to self-isolate. 

You do not need to register if you've had:

  • a negative or invalid rapid antigen test result
  • a positive PCR test in the 28 days before your positive rapid antigen test.

Note: If you develop severe chest pain, fainting episodes or severe difficulty breathing, call Triple Zero (000) straight away and tell the ambulance staff that you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Eligibility

To register a positive rapid antigen test result you must be:

  • aged 16 or over
  • living or staying in NSW.

What you need

  • a MyServiceNSW Account (optional)
  • the date of the positive rapid antigen test result
  • name, date of birth and postcode of the person tested
  • your contact details.

How to register

  1. Select the ‘Register a positive result’ button.
  2. Log in to your MyServiceNSW Account or select 'Continue without log in'.
    Note: Make sure your personal and contact details are correct in your MyServiceNSW Account before you register.
  3. Choose to register a result for yourself, another adult or a child.
  4. Enter the positive test result date.
  5. Enter details of the person who tested positive.
  6. Enter your phone number or email.
  7. Answer 'yes' or 'no' to the health questions about the person who tested positive.
  8. Complete the declaration.
  9. Submit your details.

If you have any issues or need help completing the form, call Service NSW on 13 77 88.

You cannot register your positive result at a Service NSW Centre.

After you've submitted the form, continue to self-isolate for 7 days from the day you received your positive result and follow the advice from NSW Health.

If you're pregnant, unvaccinated or have a serious medical condition, you'll be asked to complete a follow up survey from NSW Health after you've submitted your positive result.

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Select 'Change language' at the top right of the page (in the black ribbon), and a list of different languages will appear.

Choose the language you want and the page will automatically change to that language.

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Call us using an interpreter

For free help in your language, you can also call Translating and Interpreting Services on 13 14 50 and ask them to contact us on 13 77 88. The service provides immediate phone interpreting.

More information

  • From 19 January, a penalty of $1,000 will apply if you fail to register a positive rapid antigen test result.
  • If you have any health concerns, you can check your symptoms online, or contact your GP, the NSW Health COVID-19 Care at Home Support Line on 1800 960 933 or the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.
  • After being exposed to someone with COVID-19 you are at risk of getting it for up to 14 days.
  • The information you provide will be shared with NSW Health. Find out how your personal information will be managed.

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