How is COVID-19 treated? There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People who think they may have been exposed should contact a healthcare provider immediately. See a Doctor Now Tips to manage COVID-19 Maintain at least a 1-metre distance between yourself and others to reduce your risk of infection when they cough, sneeze or speak. Make wearing a mask a normal part of being around other people. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently especially those which are regularly touched, such as door handles, faucets and phone screens.