COVID-19 self-isolation rules

It is no longer mandatory to self-isolate if you test positive to COVID-19, but it is recommended you stay home and take steps to protect others.

If you test positive on a rapid antigen test (RAT) please register this with Service NSW. Voluntarily registering your result can help you access medical support from NSW Health, including antiviral medicines if you are eligible.

Read more information on the self-isolation changes and how to stay safe.


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  • 7,653 total new positive tests reported in the past 7 days
  • 4,155 positive PCR tests reported in the past 7 days
  • 3,498 positive Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) reported in the past 7 days
  • 94 lives lost reported in the past 7 days*

Past 7 days refers to tests reported from 20 January 2023. There may be some cases included in these numbers where people have reported positive RATs on multiple days and/or where people have also had a positive PCR test during the same reporting period.

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Current as at: Friday 27 January 2023
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW