In yet another shake up to Covid-19 restrictions, NSW is poised to end all household isolation rules for close contacts. Previously close contacts of positive Covid-19 cases were required to isolate at home for seven days. This change in isolation rules follows news of Australia scrapping all pre-departure testing requirements for international arrivals to the country.
Household isolation rules to end in NSW
The changes to close contact rules will come into effect on Friday at 6pm, as NSW and the country at large continues to wind down Covid related rules and restrictions. The move is expected to provide relief to the hospitality industry that has struggled with staff shortages in the last few years.
Close contacts will need to take a RAT test and wear a face mask in indoor settings. They will also not be allowed to visit aged care homes, hospitals or disability spaces. A positive covid-19 case must continue to isolate for 7 days. Victoria is also poised to ease close contact isolation rules on Friday. The news comes as NSW recorded recorded 15,414 COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths in the last reporting period.
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