To help the economy, keep local jobs and protect business, the NSW Government has introduced a major financial support package of more than $1 billion. The package includes a new Small Business Support Program to help businesses survive the immediate impacts of the Omicron wave and keep workers employed.

Eligible businesses with a  turnover of between $75,000 and $50 million that experienced a minimum 40 per cent decline in turnover in January 2022, and the first fortnight of February 2022, can apply for support through this program.

In addition, the existing Small Business Fees, Charges and RAT Rebate will be increased from the current $2,000 limit to $3,000 and employing businesses will be able to offset 50 per cent of the cost of RATs.

The package also includes an extension of the Commercial Landlord Hardship Grant and additional funding for the performing arts sector.

For more information about this financial support package or other COVID-19 financial support available for businesses, visit

2022 Small Business support program social tiles are now available to download and share:

COVID-smart measures for schools

Information for parents and students returning to schools and early childhood education is now available in the following languages:


Vaccinations and booster shots

If you are 18 years and older and it has been more than three months since your second COVID-19 vaccination, now is the time to get your booster shot. Bookings can be made at NSW Health vaccination clinics, GPs, pharmacies and Aboriginal Medical Services (AMSs).


You can share in-language Facebook video posts about booster shots:


Rapid antigen tests (RAT)

Anyone who receives a positive rapid antigen test is required to self-isolate and register their result with Service NSW. If you require a free telephone interpreter to help you do this, call 131 450, say the language you need in English and ask the interpreter to connect you to Service NSW.

More information on using a rapid antigen test and what to do if you test positive can be found in 15 languages here.

Share in-language Facebook posts about RAPID antigen tests:


Monitoring for symptoms and getting tested


Managing COVID-19 safely at home
‘Testing positive to COVID-19 and managing COVID-19 safely at home’ fact sheet has been translated into 43 additional languages. Download factsheets here.
Other important support and information
  • NSW Health has partnered with Sonder to provide a personal wellbeing service with 24/7 multilingual chat and phone access to a range of mental health, medical and wellbeing support services
  • Free translation and interpreter 24-hour helpline TIS National 131 450
  • NSW Health Isolation Support Line on 1800 943 553
  • NSW Health COVID-19 Care at Home Support Line on 1800 960 933
  • National COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline 1800 020 080
  • Service NSW 13 77 88