What to do if you think you have COVID-19

Do I need to be tested?

Testing is NOT required if:

  • No symptoms are present. Please continue to self-monitor and practice good hand hygiene and physical distancing.
  • No symptoms are present even if you’ve had contact with a confirmed case. Please continue to self-monitor, self-isolate and practice good hand hygiene and social distancing.

Testing MAY be required if:

  • You’re experiencing a fever, sore throat or shortness of breath and coughing. Please self-isolate and inform your family doctor or Public Health.

Based on further assessment, you may be referred to a COVID-19 Assessment Centre for testing. In the case of an emergency, please visit your nearest Emergency Department. For additional information, visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/

Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy During COVID-19

  • Practice physical distancing. Stay a safe distance of 2 metres away from other people.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer ranges in concentration from 60-90% alcohol content. A minimum of 70% alcohol content is recommended for health care settings, and a minimum of 60% alcohol content is recommended for personal use.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
  • Avoid contact with those who are ill.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. Wash hands after coughing and sneezing.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet, exercise and enough sleep, to enhance your body's immune system.
  • Stay home and only leave the house for essentials like groceries, medicine and medical appointments. If you're over the age of 70 you should stay home and rely on family and social supports as much as possible for essential needs.
  • See the following guidelines on self-monitoring and self-isolation from the Public Health Agency of Canada for more information.