Covid 19 Isolation Period Changes as of September 9th

If you test positive to COVID-19:
• Register your rapid antigen test on the Service NSW website. If you cannot register online, call Service NSW on 13 77 88. If you tested positive on a PCR, you do not need to register your result.
• Self-isolate immediately for 5 days from the day you did your test. If you continue to have acute symptoms, such as a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath, remain in isolation for 7 days from the day you did your test.
• Do not enter high-risk settings for 7 days from the day you did your test. This includes health, aged, and disability care facilities.
• Tell people you live with and self-isolate away from them. Your household contacts must follow the advice in the NSW Health Household and Close Contact Guidelines for 7 days after you tested positive:…/management/household-contacts
• Tell people you spent time with two days before your symptoms started or two days before you tested positive (whichever came first). This includes your family and friends, work colleagues, and school. These people should follow the information for people exposed to COVID-19 fact sheet:…/manage…/people-exposed-to-covid
You can spread COVID-19 to other people for up to 10 days after you have tested positive.
To protect people around you we strongly recommend you do the following for 10 days
from the day you did your test:
• Wear a mask when you are in an indoor setting that is not your own home.
• Avoid going to health, aged and disability care, and correctional facilities, unless you need urgent medical care.
• Avoid contact with people at high risk of severe illness. This includes people aged 60 years and older, pregnant women and people who are immunocompromised.
• Avoid large or crowded indoor gatherings.
• Take a rapid antigen test if you are going to an indoor gathering with people you don’t live with. Do not attend the gathering if your test result is positive.
• Talk to your employer before returning to work.
• Work or study from home.
Monitor your symptoms. If you are concerned you should call your GP, the NSW Health Flu and COVID-19 Care at Home Support Line on 1800 960 933 or the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.
For help in your language, call Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 13 14 50.
If symptoms become severe call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
*information from NSW Health*