The NSW Government has extended current restrictions for another month as the State continues to take a measured response to manage COVID-19 with a focus on a safe return to school and restart non-elective surgery as soon as possible.

Current settings will continue from Thursday, 27 January 2022 until Monday, 28 February 2022, including:

  • Hospitality venues, including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes, and nightclubs must follow the one person per two square metre rule indoors;
  • Masks are required in all indoor settings (except residences).  Masks are strongly encouraged where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others;
  • QR code check-ins are compulsory at certain premises, including hospitality venues and retail shops;
  • Singing and dancing is not permitted in hospitality venues, entertainment facilities, nightclubs, indoor music festivals and indoor major recreation facilities (except for weddings, performers, instructors and students).

Read the full announcement in English here. Download announcement in:


COVID Safe Lunar New Year: translated resources

We wish everyone celebrating, a Covid Safe Lunar New Year. You can find translated posters and flyers for a COVID safe celebration in:

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). 


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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.

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Monitoring for symptoms and getting tested


Managing COVID-19 safely at home

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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