COVID-19 advice for people at NSW snowfields
What if I test postive for COVID-19?
If you test positive to COVID-19, you must self-isolate immediately and follow the advice for people Testing positive to COVID-19 and managing COVID-19 safely at home.
If you are in the snowfields, you must self-isolate at your home or accommodation for 7 days from the day you tested positive to COVID-19. You should also:
- Stay and sleep in a separate room away from other people. You must not ski, go shopping, or go to work, school, childcare, university, recreation facilities, or public areas.
- Use a separate bathroom, if available.
- Not use communal areas. If you need to move through these areas, you must wear a face mask and stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people.
- Not eat in communal areas – meals should be prepared and then provided to you in your room where you are isolating.
- Practice good hand hygiene by regularly washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- Avoid contact with people who are at higher risk of severe illness, such as elderly people, immunocompromised people, and those who have diabetes, heart, lung or kidney conditions.
You must remain in self-isolation except if it is an emergency, you need medical care, or you are travelling home. If you need to travel home to continue self-isolating, you must do so in a private vehicle. Do not use public transport, buses, the Skitube, taxis or ride-shares. Wear a face mask and stay 1.5 metres away from other people. For further information on travelling home to self-isolate, see the NSW Health COVID-19 self-isolation guideline.
What if I am a household or high risk contact of a case?
If you do not have symptoms, you are not required to self-isolate, however you must follow the advice in the NSW Health household and close contact guidelines. If you are a close or household contact you must:
- Self-isolate and test immediately if you develop any symptoms.
- Not visit high risk settings (healthcare, aged care, disability care or correctional facilities) for at least 7 days.
- Work or study from home where practicable.
- Wear a mask when indoors if you are over 12 years of age, including common areas in accommodation and restaurants (unless you are eating or drinking).
- Avoid contact with people at higher risk of severe illness, where possible.
- Avoid large or crowded indoor gatherings where you will be contact with groups of people that you don’t live with, where possible.
- Where practicable, take a rapid antigen test if you need to attend an indoor gathering with people you don’t live with.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the Public Health on 1300 066 055.