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, including stay at home orders.
Full details of the rules and restrictions, including maps of the affected areas, can be found on the NSW Government website:
Further COVID-19 rules and restrictions are in place for local government areas of concern.
NSW Health is working closely with the Australian Government to plan and implement a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination program in NSW.
NSW Health vaccination clinics and participating general practices and pharmacies across the state are open for COVID-19 vaccination bookings. If you are aged 18 years or older you can book an appointment now.
To check your eligibility and book an appointment at a location near you, visit the Australian Government eligibility checker. More locations are being added regularly so check back to find a clinic near you.
For further information, please visit the NSW Health and National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance websites.
Face mask rules have changed.
When you leave home, you must carry a face mask with you at all times. NSW Health strongly recommends wearing face masks if you are unable to physically distance from people you do not live with.
You must wear a face mask in all indoor areas of non-residential premises, and in indoor areas of common property in a residential building such as an apartment block.
You must wear a face mask if you go outside in a public area in a local government area of concern.
If you cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition, you must carry either:
- a medical certificate or letter signed by a registered health practitioner (such as a doctor) or a registered NDIS provider, OR
- a statutory declaration.
Rules and restrictions apply if you have been in an affected area, area of concern or a place of high concern, and are entering or have entered NSW.
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.
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.
People who are currently quarantined in designated hotels, and require on-site medical or mental health assistance, call Healthcare Australia on 1300 422 247.
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.
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
If you have symptoms and wish to speak to a registered nurse
For general advice on COVID-19
You can send a message to Minister Hazzard using the form below about public hospitals, dental issues and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC).
Your correspondence will be addressed as soon as possible. Please refer to our correspondence policy for more information.
Before completing the form, please refer to the below links which may address your enquiry.
- Aged Care Facilities – refer to the Australian Government – Minister Greg Hunt MP
- Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority – refer to Ahpra.
- Domestic violence – refer to Minister Mark Speakman MP
- GPs and/or medical centres – refer to Australian Government – Minister Greg Hunt MP
- Medicare – refer to Australian Government – Minister Greg Hunt MP
- Medication on the PBS – refer to Australian Government – Minister Greg Hunt MP
- Mental Health – refer to Minister Bronnie Taylor MLC
- Private Health Funds – refer to Australian Government – Minister Greg Hunt MP
- Social Housing – refer to Minister Alister Henskens MP
- Food Safety matters – refer to Minister Adam Marshall MP