We are fast approaching our 80% full vaccination target.
That means if you’re fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption, you can do even more from Monday 18 October.
You’ll be able to enjoy reduced restrictions like having more visitors to your home, going out to nightclubs, attend outdoor ticketed events, participate in community sports and more.
Add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service NSW app
This will make it easier to show proof of vaccination at check-in. You will need to make sure your myGov and Medicare accounts are up to date and linked, and that you have version 7 of the Service NSW app installed on your phone.
Watch the video for a step-by-step guide.
Check-in to businesses
If you or someone you know doesn’t have a smartphone to check in, COVID-19 check-in cards are now available. The printed card has a unique QR code. The check-in card is simple to use – when visiting a business just show the card to a staff member and they will scan it.
Once you’ve created a card, it can be posted to you, or you can download a version to print at home.
Driver testing to restart
Service NSW has restarted selected driving tests. Priority is being given to people who have an existing licence due to expire. General bookings for driving tests are expected to start again next year.
For everyone’s safety, all driver testing staff are required to be fully vaccinated and customers will need to be fully vaccinated or have received a recent negative COVID-19 result within 3 days before the test.
Updated travel rules
Travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW has been delayed. This is to protect people living in the regions and give them enough time to increase their vaccination rates.
If you’re fully vaccinated you’ll be free to travel anywhere in NSW from Monday 1 November. If you’re not fully vaccinated you cannot travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW until 1 December.
Updated self-isolation rules
We’ve made some updates to self-isolation rules. If you:
have COVID-19, you must self-isolate for at least 14 days – even if you’re vaccinated.
are a close contact and you’re vaccinated, you must self-isolate for 7 days and limit your movements for the next 7 days. If you were told you are a close contact before Monday 11 October and you are fully vaccinated, you can stop self-isolating either at the end of the previously advised period or at 11.59pm on Monday 18 October, whichever comes first. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you must isolate for 14 days.
are a casual contact, you need to get tested and self-isolate until you get a negative test result – even if you’re vaccinated.
have any COVID-19 symptoms, get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get a negative result – even if you‘re vaccinated.