COVID-19 testing and self-isolating

Find out about symptoms of COVID-19, how testing works and where you can get tested.

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Household and close contacts

Household and close contacts do not need to self-isolate if they do not have any symptoms, but must follow NSW Health household and close contact guidelines.

People who test positive to COVID-19 must continue to self-isolate for 7 days from the date of their positive test and follow the testing positive to COVID-19 and managing COVID-19 safely at home advice.

Unvaccinated international arrivals

Unvaccinated international arrivals are no longer required to undertake hotel quarantine. These passengers now follow the same guidelines as fully vaccinated international arrivals and take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival.

Learn about the symptoms and diagnosis of COVID-19.
Learn who needs to get tested for COVID-19 and which test you should take.
Most people can now use a rapid antigen test (RAT) result to confirm they are positive for COVID-19.
If you need a PCR (nose and throat swab) test, find a testing clinic that is open near you.
Find out what happens during a PCR test for COVID-19 and getting the result of a test.

Self-isolate when you get a test, have COVID-19, arrive from overseas, are a household contact with symptoms, or at high risk of getting COVID-19.

If you live with someone who has COVID-19 or you are a close contact, follow these guidelines to help protect your loved ones and your community.

Learn about testing positive to COVID-19 and how best to safely manage COVID-19 at home.


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