COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Feeling sick? You should stay home and get tested.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms you should stay home, test using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and register any positive result with Queensland Health. Isolation is an effective way to reduce the spread of all respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. You should stay at home while sick to help prevent infecting others.
Testing for COVID-19
Kirwan Health Campus drive-through RAT collection point is closed. Free RATs are still available to the community for collection from the Kirwan Health Campus front reception during normal business hours.
RATs remain available for purchase from pharmacies and other stores for those who require a test outside of business hours. if you are sick and would like to access a free test outside of hours, isolate at home and collect a kit when it reopens. This is a collection point for free rapid antigen tests only. PCR tests are not available.
RAT tests are also available for collection from Townsville Health and Hospital Service rural facilities. PCR tests can be arranged privately through local pathology providers. Please be sure to check their requirements before booking or speak to your GP.
Townsville Hospital and Health Service has closed its Woodman Court vaccination hub. For more information about COVID-19 vaccination click here.
Need more information?
Confidential health advice is available for all Queenslanders. Phone 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and talk to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.
You can also call the Australian Government's National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080
Mental health resources
- Lifeline 24-hour crisis line: 13 11 14
- Headspace Townsville: (07) 4799 1799
- Kids helpline: 1800 55 180
- Beyond Blue 24-hour line: 1300 22 4636