Areas of increased testing
NSW Health encourages people who live in, or have visited any of the areas for increased testing in the last two weeks to get tested, even if they have the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms.
If you have visited a venue with a confirmed COVID-19 case you may need to take further action. See the list of locations where visitors are advised to self-isolate and get tested immediately or monitor for symptoms.
Advice from the Chief Health Officer
See the latest advice from the Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant:
Updates to Public Health Orders
As of 12 October 2020 an exemption is in place under Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 5) 2020 to allow an outdoor gathering of up to 500 people for the purpose of musical rehearsals and performances, under specific conditions as outlined in the exemption.
As of 2 October 2020, Public Health (COVID-19 Lord Howe Island) Order (No 4) 2020 which placed restrictions on who could enter or leave Lord Howe Island and outlined self-isolation requirements was repealed by Public Health (COVID-19 Lord Howe Island) Order (No 4) Repeal Order 2020.
Flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19
As of 3 October, close contact rows have been released for Jetstar flight JQ510 departing from Melbourne on 27 September 2020 and arriving in Sydney on 27 September 2020. The close contact rows are 27, 28, 29 and 30.
As of 1 October, international flights travelling to, through or from a NSW airport with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are no longer being reported. NSW Health has robust isolation and follow up processes for all travellers returning or arriving from overseas and those who have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.
See all recent flights will confirmed cases of COVID-19.
COVID-19 update webinar
A recording of the latest RACGP NSW and ACT and NSW Health webinar is available at NSW COVID-19 update webinar - Monday 28 September 2020.
View all COVID-19 posters, fact sheets and resources