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If you are a flight crew member who has been in a country other than Australia in the 14 days before arrival, you must undertake a mandatory quarantine period in a quarantine/medical facility, unless you have an exemption.
You may be exempt from these quarantine requirements and instead self-isolate at your home or accommodation if you are a declared flight crew member under the
Public Health (COVID-19 Air Transportation Quarantine) Order (No 4) 2020.
A declared flight crew member must:
You must continue to self-isolate until either the end of the quarantine period or until you fly out of NSW.
The quarantine period starts when you arrive in NSW and ends when the sooner one of the following occurs:
You must report immediately to your employer if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested and remain in isolation.
If you do not leave on a flight out of NSW within 14 days, your self-isolation/quarantine ends at the end of 14 days only if the Chief Health Officer finds that you are not a risk. Otherwise, your self -isolation/quarantine ends at the end of 24 days.
Self- isolation means you must stay at your home or accommodation.
You should not allow people who do not have an essential need to be in the home to visit while you are in isolation. If other people reside in the accommodation you must limit interactions and you must wear a surgical mask if in the same room as them and otherwise practice social distancing. You cannot have visitors or participate in family or other social gatherings.
You cannot leave your house or accommodation, apart from medical care, unless you have been given a specific exemption to do so and follow any directions you have been given to reduce the risk of close contact with other people.
You cannot leave to go to work, childcare centres, aged care facilities, university, rec reation facilities, or public areas, or go shopping.
You can leave your home only for the reasons listed below.
Your employer must arrange your transportation from the airport to your home or accommodation. If you are travelling to your private residence, you may travel by private transport direct to your residence where you will isolate. No stops can be made. You must
not travel on public transport. Your employer must also arrange your transportation to your point of departure out of NSW. If you are returning to your own accommodation in NSW, by taxi or ride-share you should sit in the back seat and you must wear a mask. You are required to travel directly to and from the airport and not stop at any location during the journey.
You must monitor yourself for any new symptoms. Watch particularly for:
Other reported symptoms of COVID-19 include: fatigue, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite.
Persons self-isolating outside of NSW Health quarantine facilities have three main options for testing:
If you become severely unwell and it is a medical emergency you should phone 000. Tell the ambulance staff that you have been in home isolation for COVID-19, and that you have recently flown in from overseas.
Home isolation means you must stay at your home or accommodation. For those staying in flight crew hotel accommodation, self-isolation requires that you remain in your room at all times. Arrangements will need to be made to bring meals to your room.
If you are sharing your home with others, you should:
You can only leave your home or accommodation for the following reasons:
If you are required to leave for one of the above reasons, you should wear a surgical mask, maintain a distan ce from others (minimum of 1.5 metres) and travel directly to and from the location back to your home or crew accommodation. If you need further advice, you should contact your local
Public Health Unit at
1300 066 055.
You should not allow people who do not have an essential need to be in your home or crew accommodation to visit while you are in isolation. This includes not being allowed to visit each other’s rooms or have any visitors including family members who reside in NSW.
Ask your employer, family, friends or other members of the household to pick up groceries and medicines for you. If this is not possible, you may be able to order groceries and medicines (including prescription medicines) online or by telephone. If you are staying in hotel accommodation, any food ordered through a food delivery service should be brought directly to your hotel room door. If you still need help with obtaining food and essential supplies, help is available through your local
Public Health Unit at
1300 066 055.
If you are in hotel accommodation you must remain in your room, you can go onto your private balcony if you have one. If you are at your home, you can go into your private garden or courtyard or onto your private balcony if you have one.
You should wear a surgical mask when you are in the same room with other people (even if they are also in isolation) and when you visit a healthcare provider. Make sure your surgical mask covers your nose and mouth at all times, and avoid touching your mask unnecessarily.
You should cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow. Used tissues should be placed in a bin, and hands immediately washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
You should wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You can use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if your hands are not visibly dirty. Ensure you wash your hands or use a hand sanitiser:
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding, or other items with other people in your home. After using these items, you should wash them thoroughly with soap and water or use a dishwasher/washing machine.