Protect our mob this winter

Flu is circulating in NSW for the first time in two years, alongside COVID-19. It is important to keep our mob safe wherever we go by: 

  • Staying up to date with your COVID-19 (including your booster or winter booster dose if eligible) and flu vaccinations to help protect yourself and those around you.
  • Wearing a face mask on public transport, when out in large crowds or when you can't keep your distance from others.
  • Getting tested and stay at home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, even if you've been vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Doing a PCR (nose and throat) swab test (or a rapid antigen test if you can't get a PCR test and register a positive COVID-19 result on Service NSW) and if your result is negative, stay at home until you feel better. If your test is positive, self-isolate at home for 7 days and follow the testing positive to COVID-19 and managing COVID-19 at home advice. Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Islander people aged 35 and over are at higher risk of severe illness and may be eligible for early treatments such as antivirals so it's important to get a PCR swab test. Speak to your GP or Aboriginal Health worker if you have questions.
  • Getting together with family, friends or colleagues outdoors or in well-ventilated areas.
  • Washing your hands or sanitise regularly.
  • Checking advice on Keeping Workers Safe and COVID Safe travel choices before travelling to rural and remote Aboriginal communities.
  • Having a yarn with your GP, pharmacist, Aboriginal Medical Service or Aboriginal Health Worker if you have any questions about flu, COVID-19 or your health.

By taking these steps, you can help to keep you and your loved ones safe from COVID-19. Check out our latest winter Yarn Up with guests Dr Jan Fizzell and Dr Marilyn Clarke on how to stay safe and strong this winter. 


On this page you will find information and resources about COVID-19 for Aboriginal communities, people and services in NSW.  Learn more about COVID-19.

Yarn Up

Answering your COVID-19 and flu questions

Join our host Angeline Penrith and guests Dr Jan Fizzell and Dr Marilyn Clarke as they answer your questions on how to stay safe and strong this winter in our most recent winter Yarn up.

Watch the latest Yarn Up

Staying COVID safe

With flu cases rising in NSW alongside COVID-19, it’s a timely reminder that we need to continue with the simple behaviours we know can help keep ourselves and each other safe. These include wearing a mask in crowded places, staying home if unwell, catching up in places with fresh air and staying up to date with flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.

Visit the NSW Government website for more information on how to keep our mob safe.

COVID-19 vaccination

Visit the Australian Government Department of Health for up-to-date information about COVID-19 vaccines.

You can also read our fact sheets on boosters and vaccination forchildren (aged 5-11).

Current as at: Monday 20 June 2022
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW