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COVID-19 Update: Quarantine and Testing Directions for NSW

01 June 2021

The Chief Health Officer has declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a COVID-19 case location in New South Wales, effective immediately.

New South Wales health authorities have advised that a confirmed case of COVID-19 from Melbourne was in Jervis Bay, Goulburn, Hyams Beach and Vincentia while potentially infectious on 23 and 24 May 2021.

The CHO is directing any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 23 May 2021, or who will arrive in the Northern Territory and has been to a NSW COVID-19 case location at the dates and times specified to:

  • Any person defined as a ‘close contact’ by NSW health authorities must immediately get tested and undertake 14 days of quarantine in their home or at a suitable place. They must remain in quarantine (unless to get tested) until noon of the 14th day after they were in a NSW COVID-19 case location, regardless of whether they return a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Any person identified as a ‘casual contact’ by NSW health authorities must isolate, get a COVID-19 test and remain in self-quarantine until a negative is returned.
  • Any person who has arrived, or who will arrive in the Northern Territory and has been in New South Wales since 23 May 2021 must check the NSW Health COVID-19 case locations website at least once per day and comply with these directions if a place they have been to becomes a COVID-19 case location.

New South Wales COVID-19 case locations can be found at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx

To arrange a test, please book online or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

The Chief Health Officer will continue to review and assess the COVID-19 situation across Australia, and will take into account COVID-19 monitoring and data collection, the extent of community transmission and risks to the NT community.

The risk of COVID-19 in our communities cannot be eliminated which is why it is important for everyone to follow all health directions.

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not travel. Make sure you get tested and stay at home.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres at all times.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.
  • Do not go to work if you feel sick.
  • If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19.