COVID-19 Advice for travel to rural and remote Aboriginal towns and communities

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, NSW Health strongly recommends avoiding all travel to, from and between rural and remote Aboriginal communities across NSW wherever possible. Travel for the purposes of providing essential services or on compassionate grounds may be appropriate for people from regions other than Greater Sydney. Please contact the local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 for advice on safe movement.

Visit NSW Government - Coronavirus (COVID-19) for advice and information for community and businesses, including information about COVID-19 symptoms, testing and physical distancing.


COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus that has not been seen in humans before. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in humans and others cause illness in animals. Human coronaviruses usually cause mild illness, such as the common cold. The COVID-19 virus is different to viruses that cause flu and other respiratory illnesses.

Aboriginal people can be at higher risk during a public health emergency such as the COVID-19 outbreak. 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.

Current as at: Wednesday 25 August 2021
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW