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.