Home Tests

Covid-19 and Influenza

Home use tests for COVID-19 test a nasal swab sample or saliva for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. A home use test can be used by people in the home, workplace or elsewhere without the involvement of a doctor or health practitioner. Most home use tests produce a result within 10-20 minutes. The tests are most reliable when used by a person who has symptoms of COVID-19. They are not as reliable when used to test someone who does not have symptoms.

More Information

For state and territory Covid-19 information visit the relevant local state and territory health departments.

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For other relevant information about Covid-19 visit the Commonwealth Department of Health website.

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For more information on Covid-19 home use tests download the Department of Health fact sheet.