Together we can stay COVID safe

It’s the little things that make a big difference and help to protect us from COVID-19.

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Steps to reduce your COVID risk

To protect yourself and your loved ones:

  1. Stay up to date with recommended COVID-19 vaccinations.
  2. Stay home if you have cold or flu symptoms and get tested.
  3. Wear a mask in crowded, indoor places.
  4. Talk with your doctor now if you are at higher risk of severe illness. You may be eligible for antiviral medicines.
  5. Don't visit people who are at higher risk if you have symptoms or COVID-19.

Find out more on protecting yourself from COVID-19 if you are at higher risk of severe illness.

Stay COVID safe

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Staying up to date with your recommended vaccinations, for both COVID-19 and flu, is a simple step you can take to help protect yourself and your family.  

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Wearing a mask protects you and others

Masks provide an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and flu. Masks are strongly recommended in indoor public spaces, especially where it’s crowded.

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Keep your germs at home

If you feel unwell, staying at home will reduce the risk of passing your illness onto people at school, work and in the community. 

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Get together where there’s fresh air

Well ventilated places reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and flu. Keep doors and windows open where practical or choose to gather outdoors. 

Information on testing for COVID-19

Getting tested for COVID-19

There are different tests you can get to check if you have COVID-19. Learn whether a PCR test or a rapid antigen test (RAT) is more appropriate for you.

Rapid antigen tests

Rapid antigen tests are a quick way to detect COVID-19. They are an additional tool to help to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Find out more about RATs.

Contacts and enquiries

  • Service NSW  information and advice for NSW residents and businesses, phone 13 77 88
  • National Coronavirus Helpline – information on COVID-19, phone 1800 020 080
  • Disability Gateway – information and referrals for people with disability, phone 1800 643 787
  • Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) – free help in your language, phone 13 14 50

Download the Service NSW and Emergency+ app

Service NSW App

Service NSW

Stay up to date with the latest NSW Government information. Access COVID-19 updates, digital licences, renew your rego and check fines and demerits.

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Emergency +

Save the app that could save your life.

‘Emergency +’ is a national app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government and industry partners, helping people to call the right number at the right time, anywhere in Australia.

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