It is important for the ongoing control of COVID-19 in NSW to follow NSW Health advice.
If you are directed to get tested for COVID-19 or self-isolate by NSW Health at any time, you must follow this advice.
If you have any
COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild,
get tested immediately and
self-isolate until you receive a negative test result.
Learn more about symptoms and who should get tested.
In the context of high vaccination rates in the community, NSW Health has evolved the way we contact trace.
Public venues that a case has attended are no longer listed on this website.
NSW Health continue to contact people diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts. NSW Health also continue to support workplaces and other locations that have a potential COVID-19 outbreak.
NSW Health focuses contact tracing on:
As part of contact tracing, businesses may be contacted by NSW Health to undertake a risk assessment and assist NSW Health in providing specific advice to clients, customers or patrons.
If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19, businesses should follow the
guidance for businesses.
NSW Health will send an SMS to people who need to follow specific health advice. If you receive a message from NSW Health, it is important that you follow the advice in that message.
People who have been to a venue around the same time as a person with COVID-19 will receive a COVID-19 case alert from Service NSW. The alert provides general health advice to monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms appear.
People who have received a Service NSW COVID-19 case alert do not need to contact the business, or their family and friends about the alert.
Businesses that receive a Service NSW COVID-19 case alert should continue to follow their
COVID-19 Safety Plan, undertake
cleaning, inform staff and remind them to monitor for symptoms. Businesses do not need to contact customers, NSW Health or SafeWork NSW as a result of receiving a Service NSW case alert.
Read more about Service NSW app COVID-19 case alerts at
Service NSW - COVID Safe Check-in.
Remember, everyone should continue to take steps to help protect themselves and their community:
There are COVID-19 case locations in other Australian States and Territories. If you have been interstate in the last 14 days, regularly check the list of COVID-19 case locations and follow the public health requirements for testing and self-isolation.
For information about current entry requirements for NSW, refer to
Interstate travel to and from NSW.
If you are a resident of the ACT and you have been to a place of high concern specified in the
COVID-19 concerns notice you are permitted to transit through NSW to return home.
To find out more about appropriate transport for ACT residents transiting through NSW, read the
interstate traveller guidelines.
NSW Health's ongoing
sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from these locations where there are no known cases.
The Bermagui sewage treatment plant serves about 5,000 people.
The Coonamble sewage treatment plant serves about 2,750 people.
The East Lismore sewage treatment plant serves about 17,000 people.
The Eden sewage treatment plant serves about 8,000 people.
The Gerringong and Gerroa treatment plant serves about 7,200 people.
The South Lismore sewage treatment plant serves about 15,00 people.
NSW Health collects information about COVID-19 cases and contacts through case interviews and contact tracing. This information is considered health information and is subject to the
Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW) (HRIP Act).
Find out more about how personal information related to COVID-19, collected through case interviews and contact tracing, is used and disclosed by NSW Health at
COVID-19 contact tracing and your privacy.