Self-isolation is an important way to stop the spread of COVID-19. People who test positive to COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test or PCR test and their household contacts must self-isolate for 7 days.
This guideline helps explain the current Public Health (COVID-19 Self-Isolation) Order and should be read in conjunction with the fact sheets:
Self-isolation is when you stay in your home or accommodation away from other people. It helps stop the spread of COVID-19 to the people around you.
You are only allowed to leave self-isolation to:
If you live with other people, you should stay separated from them during your self-isolation period.
If you need to travel to your home or accommodation, you must travel in a private vehicle, cycle or walk. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and do not have your own vehicle, you may use a taxi or ride share service. If you have tested positive to COVID-19 you must not use taxis or ride share services. Do not use public transport or fly. You should wear a face mask and stay 1.5 metres away from other people.
Simple steps to reduce the risk to others:
When travelling by vehicle with others, you should:
Moving between households, even for shared caring arrangements, is not recommended. People should only move to another household after they have completed their self-isolation period.
If you are self-isolating in a building with other people in it, you will need to take extra steps to protect the other people:
If you are a guest in a hotel or other accommodation, please follow these additional precautions:
If you need food or other essential supplies (such as medication) during self-isolation:
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