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This information is for Pacific Islander people who are living and working in NSW as part of the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme (PALM).

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COVID-19 rules in NSW

There are rules and restrictions for people who live in New South Wales (NSW) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. When you arrive in NSW, make sure you know what you can and cannot do. Find out more information at COVID-19 rules in NSW for fully vaccinated people.

Stay COVID safe when working and living in NSW

Stay safe from COVID-19 when you are at work and in your accommodation. This information is available in:

This information is also available as an easy read resource.

COVID-19 testing in NSW

A COVID-19 test is free for everyone in NSW, regardless of your visa status.

The only way to know if you have COVID-19 is by getting a COVID-19 test (nose and throat swab). If you feel sick or have any symptoms, you must get a COVID-19 test straight away, even if you're fully vaccinated. This will protect you and your community. Please self-isolate in your accommodation until you receive a negative result. The common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • feeling short of breath
  • runny nose
  • loss of taste or smell

There are many testing clinics across NSW. Find a COVID-19 testing clinic in the area you are living in.

We have more COVID-19 testing information available in:

COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines stop you from getting really sick from COVID-19. In NSW, you can get a free third (3) COVID-19 vaccine, this is also called a 'booster' vaccine.

If you are aged 18 and over and it has been 6 months since you got your second (2) dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, you can get a booster vaccine. In NSW you will get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for your booster dose. It is safe to get this vaccine, even if you have had another type of vaccine for your primary doses in another country. Find out more information on COVID-19 'booster' vaccines.

Book an appointment to get your booster vaccine at a clinic in the area you are living in.

COVID-19 information in Samoan, Tongan and Fijian

Resources are available in your language

See the full range of translated COVID-19 resources in Samoan, Tongan and Fijian .

If you have any COVID-19 questions, please call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. If you need translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.


Current as at: Tuesday 16 November 2021
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW