Updated self-isolation rules for NSW residents

People have to self-isolate for different reasons. Read the information below for advice if you have been identified as needing to self-isolate.

Self-isolation means you must stay at your home or accommodation and remain separated from others. You can only leave to get medical care (such as a COVID-19 test) or in an emergency. You cannot have visitors. 

For more information about how to self-isolate you can read the NSW Health Self-Isolation Guidelines. 

When you have to self-isolate:

If you have COVID-19, you must self-isolate for at least 14 days – even if you’re vaccinated.

Close contacts who are vaccinated must self-isolate for 7 days (and limit their movements for the next 7 days). Close contacts who are not vaccinated must isolate for 14 days. If you were told you are a close contact before Monday 11 October and you are fully vaccinated, you can stop self-isolating either at the end of the previously advised period or at 11.59pm on Monday 18 October, whichever comes first.

Casual contacts need to get tested and self-isolate until you get a negative test result – even if you are vaccinated.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get a negative result – even if you‘re vaccinated. There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

Let’s stay COVID-19 safe western Sydney! For more head to nsw.gov.au here.