COVID-19

COVID-19 guidance and support for people in NSW.

It’s the little things that will make a big difference this winter, helping to keep us all COVID safe.

Making sure our families are up to date with vaccinations can help protect our loved ones, community and ourselves. 

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Impacted by COVID-19 on election day?

Eligibility to vote by phone in the 2022 federal election has changed.

If you tested positive to COVID-19 after 6pm Friday 13 May and will consequently be isolating on election day Saturday 21 May you can now vote by phone.

For more information, visit aec.gov.au/covid.


Protect yourself against flu and COVID-19

During winter our risk of catching viral illnesses is higher. Staying up to date with your vaccinations, for both COVID-19 and flu, is a simple step you can take to help protect yourself, your family and everyone you love.  

It’s safe and convenient to get your COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same time. Visit your local GP, pharmacy, or Aboriginal Medical Service to get vaccinated now.

The flu vaccine is free for people aged 65 years and over, children aged 6 months to under 5 years old, Aboriginal people, pregnant women and people at higher risk of serious illness from flu.

An additional COVID-19 winter booster is available for people aged 65 and over, and other people at risk of serious illness from COVID-19, now.

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COVID safe business

By protecting yourself, you’ll help keep your family, friends and community safe too.

A woman in a green sweater sits at home studying the instructions of a rapid antigen test with a long nasal swab in hand

If you test positive to COVID-19, find out your next steps and how you can look after your illness at home

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People who have a positive COVID-19 rapid antigen test at home must register the result with Service NSW.

Book your COVID-19 booster

Where to get and how to book your COVID-19 booster.

Book your booster

Find a testing clinic

If you have symptoms, self-isolate and check the testing advice.

Who should get tested | Find a clinic near you

Latest news

18 May 2022

The NSW Government has made $11 million available to grassroots organisations helping vulnerable multicultural communities continue to recover from the pandemic.

 

COVID-19 information

Find out about symptoms of COVID-19, how testing works and where you can get tested.

Take steps to stay healthy and safe, while helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 booster vaccinations are now available in NSW.
 

Rules and restrictions for all businesses and people living in NSW.

Travelling in, out and around NSW during COVID-19.

Information and resources for businesses about protecting staff and customers from COVID-19, financial assistance and personalised support.

 


New cases

9,632
Total new cases

Combined total of PCR results and RAT registrations

3,806
From PCR tests

For past 24 hours up until 4pm, 20 May 2022.

5,826
From rapid antigen tests (RATs)

Registered before 4pm on 20 May 2022, by individuals who have tested positive

*Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are reported by individuals using the ServiceNSW app or website. This figure is for positive results registered before 4pm on 20 May 2022. 

Active NSW COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations

133,053
Active cases
1,187
Admitted to hospital
41
In intensive care
13
Requiring ventilation

Active cases and hospitalisations up until 4pm on 20 May 2022. Active COVID-19 cases are defined as people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. This has been updated from the previous definition of 28 days following an expert panel review recommendation. Cases who are in hospital are considered active. Active cases include PCR results and positive rapid antigen test (RAT) registrations.

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Need help now?

Contacts and enquiries

  • Call Service NSW 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays: 13 77 88
  • Call the National Coronavirus Helpline
    1800 020 080 (24-hour help line)
  • Get guidance for your business with the 
    Business Concierge service.

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