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


COVID-19 spreads easily between family members, especially when they gather together for joyful celebrations or Sorry Business. Let's keep our mob safe!

NSW Health strongly recommends that anyone travelling to rural and remote Aboriginal communities:

  • Get vaccinated to minimise risk to you and your family
  • If you are sick, don't travel!  Do the right thing, have a test, and wait at home until you know it is negative
  • If you're travelling through rural and remote areas for work, check advice on Keeping Workers Safe and COVID Safe Travel Choices

And remember, whether you are travelling for work or coming together with family and friends, it's important to protect one another:

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

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.

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Staying COVID safe

Visit the NSW Government website for information about how to keep your community safe including advice on testing, self isolation and gathering safely.

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Current as at: Wednesday 8 December 2021
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW