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Brad Hazzard

Brad Hazzard

Minister for Health and Medical Research

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COVID-19 information, news and updates

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

Rules and restrictions to protect the community from COVID-19 apply across NSW.

Restrictions have been eased for people who are fully vaccinated, including those people who have a medical exemption. 

Additional restrictions are in place for people who are not fully vaccinated. These rules will remain in place until NSW reaches the 95 per cent double vaccination target, or 15 December 2021, whichever happens first.

The NSW Government will provide financial assistance, support measures and tax relief to help businesses and people across the state impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions.

The NSW Government website includes answers to common questions about the latest rule changes, a complete list of venues of concern and guidance for businesses

NSW Health is working closely with the Australian Government to plan and implement a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination program in NSW. We encourage members of the community who are yet to receive a vaccine to do so by whatever means possible.

NSW Health vaccination clinics and participating general practices and pharmacies across the state are open for COVID-19 vaccination bookings. If you are aged 12 years or older you can book an appointment now.

Fully vaccinated people aged 18 years and over, who received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine 6 months or more ago, are eligible for a booster vaccination.

You can make an appointment through the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder. You can also access and directly book an appointment with a general practitioner listed on HotDoc. In addition, COVID Queue may also be useful for people trying to book earlier appointments.
 

For the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccination program in NSW, please visit the NSW Government or NSW Health websites.

For further information, please visit the NSW Health and National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance websites. 

NSW Health is asking all residents of NSW to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested if any arise, even if you have been vaccinated.

You may be eligible for a Test and Isolate support payment.

To find your nearest clinic, visit the NSW Government website or contact your GP.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has registered a number of devices for use under the supervision of a health practitioner.  Devices that have not been approved by the TGA cannot be used in Australia. 

The TGA website provides information on all available point of care antigen test kits, as well as frequently asked questions about the supply of rapid antigen tests.

For further information about rapid antigen tests, please visit the NSW Government website.

All people over the age of 12 must wear a face mask: 

  • in indoor areas (e.g. while shopping, when at a library) 
  • in indoor areas of common property of apartment buildings 
  • at a public transport waiting area  
  • while on public transport 
  • if you are working at a hospitality venue and dealing directly with members of the public 
  • on an aircraft when the aircraft is flying above NSW and in the airport.

Exemptions are available. Learn more about face mask rules

Entry to NSW is restricted when a NSW Health concerns notice identifies affected areas, areas of concern and places of high concern.

If you wish to travel to another state, check the state government website for your destination for the latest information and follow the rules for what you can do in NSW when you return.

Please visit the NSW Government website for more information.

People arriving in NSW who are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine, but must comply with NSW Health Guidelines. They must:

  • have a COVID-19 test after arrival
  • prove full vaccination as recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and have their vaccination status verified by the process determined by the Commonwealth.

People arriving in NSW from overseas who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 14 days. A cap on arrivals who are not fully vaccinated will apply.

If you are travelling to NSW from overseas and are seeking an exemption on medical grounds from the 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine, please visit the NSW Health website

For further information about quarantine, please visit the NSW Government website.
 

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 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday.

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

If you require PPE supplies, you can find details of suppliers through the buy.nsw PPE portal.

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 Health Orders. Crime Stoppers NSW can be contacted on 1800 333 000 or visit the Crime Stoppers website. 

For 24/7 advice and support on non-health-related COVID-19 enquiries from NSW community and businesses

  • Call Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit nsw.gov.au

If you have symptoms and wish to speak to a registered nurse


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. 

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

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