COVID-19

COVID-19 and flu guidance and support for people in NSW.

It’s the little things that will make a big difference this winter, helping to keep us all COVID safe.

Making sure our families are up to date with COVID-19 and flu vaccinations can help protect our loved ones, community and ourselves. 

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An additional COVID-19 winter booster is strongly recommended for people aged 50 and over, and other people at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, such as:

  • older people
  • people living in aged care
  • people living in disability care
  • Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Islander peoples, after discussion with their doctor or clinician
  • people over the age of 16 who are immunocompromised, as defined by their doctor or clinician
  • pregnant women aged 30 to 50 after discussion with their doctor or clinician.

Anyone aged 30 and over can get a winter booster if they wish.

Know if you're eligible for COVID-19 antivirals

COVID-19 antiviral medicines help reduce the severity of illness for people at higher risk of getting really sick. They work best when taken within 5 days of symptoms starting. Find out if you're eligible and make a plan with your doctor today.

Understand antivirals

Free rapid antigen tests now available

Concession, Pensioner, Health Care, and Veterans cardholders, people with disability, their carers, and immunocompromised people are eligible for free RAT tests.

Find out more about free rapid antigen tests

Antivirals for COVID vulnerable groups
COVID safe business

By protecting yourself, you’ll help keep your family, friends and community safe too.

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If you test positive to COVID-19, find out your next steps and how you can look after your illness at home

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People who have a positive COVID-19 rapid antigen test at home must register the result with Service NSW.

Protect yourself against flu and COVID-19

During winter our risk of catching viral illnesses is higher. Staying up to date with your vaccinations is a simple step you can take to help protect yourself and everyone you love. It’s safe and convenient to get your COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same time. Visit your local GP, pharmacy, or Aboriginal Medical Service to get vaccinated now.

Get your flu shot

It's free for people aged 65 and over, children aged 6 months to under 5 years, Aboriginal people, pregnant women and people at higher risk of serious illness from flu.

Understand influenza vaccination

Find a COVID-19 testing clinic

If you have symptoms, self-isolate and check the testing advice. If you are at higher risk of severe illness, take a PCR test (nose and throat swab) rather than a rapid antigen test.

Who should get tested | Find a clinic near you

Latest news

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COVID-19 information

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

Take steps to stay healthy and safe, while helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 booster vaccinations are now available in NSW.
 

Rules and restrictions for all businesses and people living in NSW.

Travelling in, out and around NSW during COVID-19.

Information and resources for businesses about protecting staff and customers from COVID-19, financial assistance and personalised support.

 


New COVID-19 cases and tests in the past 24 hours

6,979
New cases*
3,566
Positive results from PCR tests
3,413
Positive results from rapid antigen tests (RATs)**
27,360
New PCR tests

Data for the past 24 hours until 4pm 13 August 2022, last updated 14 August 2022.

*Combined total of PCR positive test results and rapid antigen test (RAT) positive result registrations.

**Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are reported by individuals using the ServiceNSW website or app.

Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths

136,807
Current active cases*
2,105
Admitted to hospital
63
In intensive care
17
Requiring ventilation
9
Deaths reported in the past 24 hours**

Active cases and hospitalisations as of 4pm, 13 August 2022, last updated 14 August 2022. Deaths for past 24 hours up until 4pm, 13 August 2022, last updated 14 August 2022.

*Active COVID-19 cases are defined as people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. This has been updated from the previous definition of 28 days following an expert panel review recommendation. Cases who are in hospital are considered active. Active cases include PCR results and positive rapid antigen test (RAT) registrations.
**As per the national surveillance definition, deaths are reported as COVID-19 deaths if a person died with COVID-19, not necessarily because COVID-19 was the cause of death. Deaths are only excluded if there is a clear alternative cause of death that is unrelated to COVID-19 (e.g. trauma).
COVID-19 related deaths are notified to NSW Health from a range of sources and not all deaths reported by NSW Health occurred in the week in which they are reported, as there is sometimes a delay between a death occurring and it being notified to NSW Health.

Need help now?

Contacts and enquiries

  • Call Service NSW 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays: 13 77 88
  • Call the National Coronavirus Helpline
    1800 020 080 (24-hour help line)
  • Get guidance for your business with the 
    Business Concierge service.

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