COVID-19 rules

Stay up to date with the evolving rules and restrictions, helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 as NSW opens up again.

Latest updates

  • From Saturday 8 January 2022, singing and dancing is not permitted at a hospitality venue, entertainment facility, nightclub, or major recreation facility.
  • Exemptions apply for weddings, performance students and instructors, and performers.
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New rules, testing and isolation requirements

Most people no longer need a PCR test (nose and throat swab) and can take a rapid antigen test to confirm they have COVID-19. Read about new testing requirements.

From 9 January 2022, some critical workers may leave self-isolation if they have no symptoms. Read the critical workers guidance.

Read the new rules for business, which include no singing or dancing in most public places.

Current rules and restrictions

This includes rules for everyone in NSW, regardless of your vaccination status.
Rules and restrictions that apply to businesses in NSW.
What you need to do if you are exposed or are a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Contacts and enquiries

  • Call Service NSW 7am - 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am - 5pm on weekends and public holidays 13 77 88
  • Call the national coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080 (24/7)
  • Call the Coronavirus Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787
  • Report public health order offences to Crime Stoppers


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