Staying COVID safe
By protecting yourself, you’ll help keep your family, friends and community safe too.
Register a positive RAT result
If you test positive to COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test, register your result with Service NSW.
Testing and managing COVID-19
What to do if you think you may have COVID-19, including how to get tested and guidance on what to do if you test positive.
People at higher risk of severe COVID-19
There are some groups of people who are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Find information on treatments, testing methods and vaccines available to protect you.
Staying up to date with your vaccinations and boosters is a simple step you can take to help protect yourself, your family and everyone you love.
If you are arriving in NSW from overseas, the following advice can help protect you, your loved ones and everyone around you from COVID-19.
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.
Eligibility 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 as soon as possible, usually within 5 days of symptoms starting. Find out if you're eligible and make a plan with your doctor today.
Get an additional booster
A 2023 booster is available for adults who have not had a COVID-19 infection or a previous dose within the past 6 months, and are aged 65 and over, or 18 and over and at higher risk of severe illness.
Find out if you are recommended to have a 2023 COVID-19 booster
Find a COVID-19 testing clinic
If you have symptoms, self-isolate and check the testing advice. If you are at higher risk of severe illness, take a PCR test (nose and throat swab) rather than a rapid antigen test.
Free rapid antigen tests now available
Concession, Pensioner, Health Care, and Veterans cardholders, people with disability, their carers, and immunocompromised people are eligible for free RAT tests.
New COVID-19 cases and tests in the past 7 days
Weekly COVID-19 reporting
Routine COVID-19 reports 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, 16 March 2023, last updated 17 March 2023.
*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, 16 March 2023, last updated 17 March 2023.
- COVID-19 support and assistance
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- COVID-19 in-language and translated resources
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- COVID-19 advice for people with disability
- COVID-19 Easy Read information and resources
- COVID-19 advice for pregnant women and new parents
- People at higher risk of severe COVID-19
- COVID-19 support for workers
- Long COVID
- COVID-19 antivirals – your questions answered
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)
Contact Multicultural Health Connect for free health support and advice in your language
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