Areas of increased testing
NSW Health encourages people who live in, or have visited any of the
areas for increased testing in the last two weeks to get tested, even if they have the mildest of
If you have visited a venue with a confirmed COVID-19 case you may need to take further action. See the list of locations where visitors are advised to
self-isolate and get tested immediately or
monitor for symptoms.
Advice from the Chief Health Officer
See the latest advice from the Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant:
Updates to Public Health Orders
23 November 2020,
Public Health (COVID-19 Border Control) Order (No 2) Amendment Order 2020 was repealed. Travelers from Victoria are able to travel to NSW without a permit and are no longer required to self isolate or undertake quarantine.
23 November, some restrictions under the
Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 5) 2020 have been eased with:
- Up to 3000 people can attend ticketed outdoor events in enclosed areas if the audience is seated with 1 person per 2 square metres assigned seats, or 1 person per 4 square metres in an allocated seating area (e.g. where the grass is marked or on picnic rugs).
- Up to 500 people can attend outdoor religious services if the audience is seated with 1 person per 2 square metres in assigned seats, or 1 person per 4 square metres in an allocated seating area (e.g. where the grass is marked or on picnic rugs).
- Up to 30 singers will be permitted to sing outdoors subject to COVID-safe requirements. The audience or congregation may also sing but anyone 12 years or older must wear a mask. The limit of 5 singers remains for indoor venues.
As of 23 November, under the
Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 5) 2020 electronic registration, such as QR codes, for hospitality venues have been made mandatory.
19 November 2020, following recent community transmission of COVID-19 in South Australia, the
Public Health (COVID-19 Border Control – South Australia) Order 2020 restricts people who have been in South Australia within the last 14 days from entering NSW if they have been in a COVID-19 area of concern, unless they are a NSW resident or transiting through NSW, and complete a
NSW entry declaration form.
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Sewage Surveillance Program
The NSW Sewage Surveillance Program tests untreated sewage for fragments of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. Find out more at
COVID-19 Sewage Surveillance Program.
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