If you’re feeling overwhelmed there is free mental health phone support available. You can talk to a trained counsellor now.
Wear a mask when you’re outside
One of the most effective ways to reduce community transmission is by wearing a face mask. No matter where you are in NSW it is now mandatory to wear a mask anytime you’re outside your home, unless you’re exercising or have an exemption.
You must always have a mask on you when you leave home. If you’re going outside to exercise, carry a mask to wear before and after your exercise.
Do you need to register to travel outside Greater Sydney?
If you live in Greater Sydney and have to travel 50km to regional NSW to:
Work (not including emergency services, such as a member of the Ambulance Service of NSW or the NSW Police)
Move permanently to regional NSW
Travel to a second home outside of Greater Sydney that you are using for work or if it requires urgent repairs. Only one person may travel.
You will need to register online to travel. Registration is valid for 14 days.
You must carry your email confirming your registration with you when travelling.
Shellharbour and the Central Coast are now part of regional NSW (rather than Greater Sydney). People who live in those areas do not need to register to travel.
Updated case locations map and changes to contract tracing
Know the latest numbers for reported cases plus testing and vaccination statistics for your local area.
Contact tracing in metropolitan Sydney is now focused on people who have potentially been exposed to a close contact in their own household, at workplaces, or in high-risk venues such as healthcare, aged care, schools and childcare.
This new focus has been made because there is now very low risk of infection in casual contact venues.
NSW Health will continue to identify all contact venues (close and casual) in areas outside of metropolitan Sydney, including the Central Coast, Illawarra and Blue Mountains.
To help contract tracers find people who have visited a venue with a recorded case, it’s vital that you check-in every time you visit a business.
If you’re unable to check-in using your mobile, use the new check-in card. Apply for one from Service NSW.