Your guide to the huge changes to NSW Covid contact tracing after lockdown ends ...

Your guide to the huge changes to NSW Covid contact tracing after lockdown ends ...
Your guide to the huge changes to NSW Covid contact tracing after lockdown ends ...

Some of the key public health advice for the general community will be:

• Everyone, vaccinated and not vaccinated, is urged to get tested if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 and immediately self-isolate until a negative result is received.

• Whether you are vaccinated or not vaccinated, if you test positive for Covid-19 you must self-isolate for 14 days.

• Close contacts in the community will include household members of positive cases and close social contacts of positive cases, such as partners and friends, who you spent time in close proximity with, even if fully vaccinated. 

Anyone may also be assessed as a being a close contact following a risk assessment, including at workplaces, high-risk settings, such as healthcare and aged care, and other specific settings such as schools and child care centres, or where an outbreak has been identified.

• If you are a close contact of a positive case and vaccinated, you must get tested and self-isolate for seven days. On day six after exposure, you must get tested again. If a negative result is received and you are well, you can end isolation after day seven. 

For the following seven days you must work from home where practicable, not attend hospitality settings, and not attend a high-risk settings even if it is your place of work.

• If you are a close contact of a positive case and not vaccinated you must get tested and immediately self-isolate for 14 days. On day 12, you should get tested again. If a negative result is received, you can end isolation after day 14.

• The Service NSW QR code check-in system will remain in place in the general community. This system will be used to notify people who were in the same venue as a positive case. 

People will be asked to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they become unwell. Other settings, including schools, workplaces and high-risk settings, such as healthcare and aged care, will have specific risk assessment

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