Minister for Health

Brad Hazzard

Brad Hazzard

Minister for Health

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If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact triple zero (000).

COVID-19 information, news and updates

Mental health support

If you are in urgent need of mental health support, call one of the following crisis care services: 

COVID-19 rules and restrictions

Certain restrictions remain in place in NSW. This includes mandatory masks in certain settings across the state.

For details on the current rules, please visit the NSW Government website. The website also includes advice about the rules as they apply to businesses.

COVID-19 testing

There are two different tests you can use to check if you have COVID-19 in NSW. Read more information on when to get tested and what type of test to do.
 
If you do a rapid antigen test and the result is positive, you must register it with Service NSW either on their website or app, or by calling them on 13 77 88. If you need an interpreter, please call 131 450.

COVID-19 and flu vaccination

Staying up to date with your vaccinations is one simple step you can take to protect yourself against flu and COVID-19 this winter. The COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be given together at the same time.
COVID-19 vaccination is available to everyone aged 5 years and over.
 
A COVID-19 booster helps you maintain a high level of protection against the virus.

If you’re aged 16 years or over, get your booster dose three months after you received your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or three months after COVID-19 infection if you've had the virus since your second dose.

Boosters are available now at NSW Health vaccination clinics, as well as GPs, pharmacies, and Aboriginal Medical Services. Many also offer walk-ins. 

People aged 6 months and over can get a flu vaccine. It is free for eligible individuals at higher risk of serious illness or complications from the flu, but some providers may charge an administration or consultation fee.

Ask your GP or pharmacist if this applies to you. Flu vaccines are available from GPs, pharmacies and Aboriginal Medical Services. GPs can vaccinate anyone aged six months and over and pharmacies can vaccinate people aged 10 and over. 

See the NSW Government website for information about COVID-19 and flu vaccinations.
 

    People in self-isolation

    The NSW Health website provides information on self-isolation and testing.

    Under the Public Health (COVID-19 Self-Isolation) Order, anyone required to self-isolate is legally obliged to comply with the NSW Health guideline.

    Information is available for people who have tested positive to COVID-19. 

    Advice is available for people who live with or are a close contact of a person with COVID-19. 

    Interstate and international travellers

    There are no current travel restrictions in place for entering NSW from another Australian state or territory. 

    All international arrivals to NSW must comply with the NSW Health Guidelines for All International Arrivals for 14 days after arrival.

    For businesses

    Information and resources for businesses about protecting staff and customers from COVID-19, financial relief and personalised support is available through the NSW Government website.

    A Service NSW Business Concierge can assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. Call 13 77 88 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 5pm weekends and public holidays.

    If you would like to offer a product for supply to NSW Health or other NSW Government agencies, please visit buy.nsw.gov.au

    Breaches of public health orders

    Increased fines and new compliance measures are now in place for breaches of public health orders.

    Crime Stoppers NSW is the best and most appropriate way to report any breaches or concerns around people acting contrary to self-isolation or public health orders. Crime Stoppers NSW can be contacted on 1800 333 000 or visit the Crime Stoppers website. 

    Other contacts
    • For 24/7 advice and support on non-health-related COVID-19 enquiries from NSW community and businesses, visit nsw.gov.au or call Service NSW on 13 77 88 from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays.

    • If you have symptoms and wish to speak to a registered nurse call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 or visit the healthdirect website.

    • For general advice on COVID-19 call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080  or visit the Australian Government's Health website 24/7.

    You can send a message to Minister Hazzard about public hospitals, dental issues and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) using the form below.

    Your correspondence will be addressed as soon as possible. Please refer to our correspondence policy for more information.

    If our office considers your concerns fall under the responsibility of the Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC, Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health, and Minister for Mental Health, your correspondence will be referred to her to consider.

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