COVID-19 self-isolation rules have changed
If you test positive on a rapid antigen test (RAT) please register this with Service NSW. Voluntarily registering your result can help you access medical support from NSW Health, including antiviral medicines if you are eligible. It also assists NSW Health respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about the changes and what you need to know if you:
- test positive to COVID-19
- were exposed to someone with COVID-19
- have flu or cold symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever)
- are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Some restrictions will continue to apply for high-risk settings such as health, disability and aged care.
Stay COVID safe
Staying up to date with your vaccinations, for both COVID-19 and flu, is a simple step you can take to help protect yourself and your family.
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.
If you feel unwell, staying at home will reduce the risk of passing your illness onto people at school, work and in the community.
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
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.
COVID-19 testing clinics are available across NSW for people who need a PCR test.
Resources to stay safe
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 app
Stay up-to-date with the latest NSW Government COVID-19 information. Access digital licences, renew your rego and check fines and demerits.