CHANGES TO CLOSE CONTACT ISOLATION RULES

If anyone watched the NSW Health press conference from the Premier this morning, you may have been left scratching your head trying to interpret the changes to close contacts and the need to isolate…


This is what we know so far:

  • Fully vaccinated close contacts will only have to isolate until they receive a negative PCR result, but -

  • Household close contacts and close contacts in any other settings as identified by NSW Health will still be required to isolate for seven days and comply with PCR testing requirements.

  • Unvaccinated close contacts will still be required to isolate for 14 days.

PLEASE NOTE - this is not retrospective. If you have previously been identified as a close contact then you do your 7 days. This is only for new cases from today onwards.


As more information comes to hand, I will let you know.


We all know this is challenging, please remember to be kind. We will get through this by working together and following the advise of health professionals. If you’re not feeling well, distance yourself from others, get tested and follow the isolation rules that apply to your circumstances.


And remember it’s okay not to be okay, call a friend, talk to someone you trust or give the team a lifeline a call that’s why they are there - 13 11 14


Close contact factsheet https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/.../advice-for-contacts.aspx