COVID-19

COVID-19 guidance and support for people in NSW.

Register a positive COVID-19 result from a rapid antigen test through Service NSW.

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Register a positive rapid antigen test result

Most people no longer need to get a PCR (nose and throat swab) test if they have COVID-19 symptoms or are a household, social, workplace or education contact of a positive case.

Anyone who tests positive with a rapid antigen test must:

 

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Do you have COVID-19 symptoms?

Most people no longer need to take a PCR test (nose and throat swab) to confirm you are positive.

New school testing for Term 1, 2022

Read the COVID-19 advice for parents and students to understand the new COVID-smart guidance for schools

Latest updates and information about rules and restrictions in NSW
Advice on looking after yourself and recovering safely.
Find out about staying safe and protecting those around you from COVID-19.

Find a testing clinic

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

Who should get tested | Find a clinic near you

Get your COVID-19 vaccination

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

Book your vaccination

Apply now for vouchers and take part in Dine & Discover NSW. Scheme extended to 30 June 2022.
Guidance and support to help businesses operate in a COVID Safe way.
How we are bouncing back and building a brighter future for NSW.

Latest news

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COVID-smart plan to start 2022 school year

23 January 2022

Students will return to school under COVID-smart settings that will minimise the risk of the virus and allow teachers and pupils to return safely to the classroom.


New cases

15,091
Total new cases

Combined total of PCR results and RAT registrations

8,190
From PCR tests

For last 24 hours up until 8pm, 23 January 2022

6,901*
From rapid antigen tests (RATs)

Registered before 8pm on 23 January 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 8pm on 23 January 2022. Of the 6,901 positive RATs recorded, 6336 are for positive results in the last seven days.

Active cases and hospitalisations

227,428
Active cases
2,816
Admitted to hospital
196
In intensive care
69
Requiring ventilation

Active cases and hospitalisations up until 8pm on 23 January 2022. Active cases only include PCR results.

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Need help now?

Contacts and enquiries

  • Call Service NSW 7am - 7pm, Monday - Friday and 9am - 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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