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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.
  • You can register a 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
  • had a positive PCR test in the 28 days before your positive rapid antigen test
  • already reported a positive rapid antigen test in the last 28 days on the Service NSW mobile app or website.

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)
  • your contact details
  • the date of the positive rapid antigen test result
  • your Medicare card
  • information about the person who tested positive:
    • name
    • date of birth
    • address where the person is isolating
    • gender (optional)
    • the school or early childhood education service for a child aged 15 years or younger.

Note: You must have the person's consent to register a result on their behalf. To register a child's result, you must be their parent or guardian.

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, self-isolate immediately for 5 days from the day you received your positive result and continue to follow the advice from NSW Health

You should tell all members of your household that you have tested positive. They must follow the household contact guidelines.

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:

  • 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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Last updated: 9 September 2022