COVID-19

COVID-19 and flu guidance and support for people in NSW.

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

Making sure our families are up to date with COVID-19 and flu vaccinations can help protect our loved ones, community and ourselves. 

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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.

Understand antivirals

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.
 

Find out more about free rapid antigen tests

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

image of someone holding a positive rapid antigen test

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

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.

Understand influenza vaccination

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.

Who should get tested | Find a clinic near you

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 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

14,170
New cases*
5,770
Positive results from PCR tests
8,400
Positive results from rapid antigen tests (RATs)**
69
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.

COVID-19 hospitalisations

1,176
Admitted to hospital
24
In intensive care

Hospitalisations as of 4pm, 22 September, last updated 23 September 2022.

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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