Changes to COVID-19 rules
From 9 September, regulations on self-isolation change. If you no longer have symptoms, you may be able to leave self-isolation 5 days after your positive test. Find new self-isolation rules on Testing positive to COVID-19.
From 21 September, you don’t need to wear a mask in cruise terminals, transport waiting areas or on public transport. You still must wear a mask in some settings, however. Visit the Face mask rules page for more information.
Know if you're eligible for COVID-19 antivirals
COVID-19 antiviral medicines help reduce the severity of illness for people at higher risk of getting really sick. They work best when taken within 5 days of symptoms starting. Find out if you're eligible and make a plan with your doctor today.
By protecting yourself, you’ll help keep your family, friends and community safe too.
If you test positive to COVID-19, find out your next steps and how you can look after your illness at home
Protect yourself against flu and COVID-19
Staying up to date with your vaccinations is a simple step you can take to help protect yourself 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.
Get your flu shot
It's free for people aged 65 and over, children aged 6 months to under 5 years, Aboriginal people, pregnant women and people at higher risk of serious illness from flu.
Masks will no longer be mandatory on public transport from Wednesday 21 September.
Take steps to stay healthy and safe, while helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.
New COVID-19 cases and tests in the past 7 days
Changes to COVID-19 reporting
From Friday 9 September, routine COVID-19 reports will occur weekly. NSW Health also provides detailed reporting and analysis of the latest COVID-19 data in its weekly respiratory surveillance reports.
Positive results from PCR tests
Positive results from rapid antigen tests (RATs)**
Deaths reported ***
Data for the past 7 days until 4pm 22 September, last updated 23 September 2022.
*Combined total of PCR positive test results and rapid antigen test (RAT) positive result registrations.
**Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are reported by individuals using the Service NSW website or app.
***As per the national surveillance definition, deaths are reported as COVID-19 deaths if a person died with COVID-19, not necessarily because COVID-19 was the cause of death. Deaths are only excluded if there is a clear alternative cause of death that is unrelated to COVID-19 (e.g. trauma).
COVID-19-related deaths are notified to NSW Health from a range of sources and not all deaths reported by NSW Health occurred in the week in which they are reported, as there is sometimes a delay between a death occurring and it being notified to NSW Health.
Admitted to hospital
In intensive care
Hospitalisations as of 4pm, 22 September, last updated 23 September 2022.