Critical workers from certain sectors isolating as close contacts will be permitted to leave self-isolation to attend work if they have no symptoms of COVID-19.
Workers will only be eligible to leave self-isolation if their employer determines that their absence from the workplace poses a high risk of disruption to the delivery of critical services or activities, and they are unable to work from home.
These workers must wear a mask and comply with risk management strategies put in place by their employer, including daily Rapid Antigen Tests.
Any worker who tests positive or who develops symptoms of COVID-19 must self-isolate.
The new rules take effect immediately and apply to critical workers in the following sectors:
The sectors listed above are in addition to the previously announced exemptions for:
For more information refer to the Public Health (COVID-19 Self-Isolation) Order (No 4) 2021.