Protect our mob

COVID-19 continues to circulate in NSW. It is important to keep our mob safe wherever we go by:

  • Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations (including your booster or additional booster dose if eligible) to help protect yourself and those around you.
    • Everyone aged 50 years and over are strongly recommended to get an additional COVID-19 vaccine (second booster) 3 months after your first booster dose to help keep your immunity strong.
    • People aged 30 years and over can also get an additional booster.
  • Wearing a face mask in public indoor settings, when out in large crowds or when you can't keep your distance from others.
    • Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in high-risk settings.
  • Getting tested and staying at home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, even if you've been vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • Accessing COVID-19 antiviral medicines if you are at higher risk of severe illness from the virus as soon as possible after testing positive to COVID-19.
      • Eligible people include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged 30 years and over with two or more risk factors for severe illness, as well as anyone aged 70 and over and people who have other health conditions.
      • Speak to your doctor or Aboriginal Health Worker today about antiviral medicines so you can ask questions and understand your options if you test positive to COVID-19.
    • 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 COVID-19 or your health.

By taking these steps, you can help to keep you and your loved ones safe from COVID-19.

Yarn Up

Answering your COVID-19 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 in our most recent Yarn up.

Watch the latest Yarn Up

COVID-19 antiviral medicines

Find information about antiviral medicines for eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, how they can be accessed and how they work.

Antivirals – your questions answered

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 for children (aged 5‑11).

Current as at: Thursday 1 September 2022
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW